PUBLIC SEMINAR: Strengthening State Resilience for Preventing Mass Atrocity
Presented by Dr Stephen McLoughlin and Dr Cecilia Jacob, Research Fellows for APR2P
Strengthening State Resilience for the Prevention of Mass Atrocity
Public Research Seminar hosted by Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Why are some states are more successful than others in preventing atrocity crimes?
International debates on R2P have now shifted from conceptual clarification to implementation, and this research project will provide a timely in-depth study of Pillar One of R2P on state responsibility.
The presentation will introduce the conceptual framework for the study, and cover three areas pertinent to the development of Pillar One that will be included in the study:
- The National Focal Point Network
Finally, the presentation will discuss preliminary recommendations for states seeking to promote Pillar One through their foreign policy and development assistance.
Monday 12 October 1:00- 3:00 PM
Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building #14)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
About the Presenters
Dr Stephen McLoughlin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University. Current research includes understanding local and international sources of resilience, and how these play a protective role in states at risk of future atrocities.
Dr Cecilia Jacob, Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. Her work focuses on security studies, civilian protection, internal conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia.
Image Credit: Newly arrived engineers from China serving with the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, UNAMID. Nyala, South Darfur, July 2008. United Nations.