Publications

The Centre publishes information on a variety of subjects related to atrocity prevention in international affairs, including information in regions outside of the Asia Pacific. This information takes the form of Spotlight articles, reports, speeches, policy briefs, podcasts and the journal Global Responsibility to Protect.

Spotlight articles, policy briefs and other information about a specific country in the Asia Pacific region can be found by visiting the R2P in the Asia Pacific page. Or, for up-to-date information, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the latest Risk Assessments and Regional Outlooks. 

Spotlights on R2P

Spotlight articles are produced by APR2P to provide a snapshot of R2P and its associated policy environment. Part newsletter, part meeting report and part policy summary, Spotlights give readers an overview on the state of atrocity prevention in Australia, in the Asia Pacific, and throughout the world.

For Issue 59, September 2019, see China on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 58, September 2019, see Speeches and Presentations section on this page.

APPAP Working Group on Gender and Atrocity Prevention (PDF, 1.1MB), Issue 57, July 2019.

The Genocide Convention (PDF, 507KB), Issue 56, November 2018.

For Issue 54, October 2018, see Thailand on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 53, October 2018, see Thailand on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 52, September 2018, see Indonesia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 51, September 2018, see Speeches and Presentations section on this page.

Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Atrocity Prevention in the Asia Pacific, Bangkok 2018 (PDF, 856KB) Issue 50, September 2018.

For Issue 49, September 2018, see Speeches and Presentations section on this page.

APPAP Second Annual Meeting 2018 (PDF, 443KB) Issue 48, September 2018.

Youth Summit on Atrocity Prevention (PDF, 625KB) Issue 47, September 2018.

United Nations General Assembly 2018 Asia Pacific Perspectives (PDF, 334KB) Issue 46, September 2018.

For Issue 45, July 2018, see China on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Women in International Security Next Generation Symposium, (PDF, 1.9MB) Issue 44, December 2017.

For Issue 43, September 2017, see Cambodia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 42, September 2017, see Indonesia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Public Seminars of the High Level Advisory Panel on the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asian Capitals (PDF, 1.5MB) Issue 41, August 2017. 

The Thirteenth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (PDF, 1.3MB) Issue 40, August 2017.

For Issue 39, August 2017, see Myanmar (Burma) on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Convenors of APPAP Working Group on Gender and Atrocities Prevention facilitate fellowship program for ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (PDF, 1.3MB) Issue 38, March 2017.

Yazidi Survivor Nadia Murad Basee Taha and the Ongoing Yazidi Genocide (PDF, 1.3MB) Issue 37, February 2017.

For Issue 36, February 2017, see China on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For issue 35, December 2016, see China on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 34, October 2016, see Cambodia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 33, October 2016, see Indonesia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

2016 UN General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsbility to Protect, New York (PDF, 820KB) Issue 32, October 2016.

Will the World Humanitarian Summit "Grand Bargain" deliver? Reflections on the Inaugural World Humanitarian Summit (PDF, 1.2MB) Issue 31, August 2016.

For Issue 30, May 2016, see Malaysia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

The Second International Meeting of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC II) on Preventing Atrocities, Part 2 (PDF, 2.7MB) Issue 29, May 2016.

The Second International Meeting of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC II) on Preventing Atrocities, Part 1 (PDF, 749KB) Issue 28, April 2016.

For Issue 27, April 2016, see Myanmar (Burma) on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 26, March 2016, see Indonesia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 25, December 2015, see China on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 24, October 2015, see Cambodia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Responses from the Asia Pacific region on the Seventh UN General Assembly Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 1MB), Issue 23, October 2015.

For Issue 22, September 2015, see Cambodia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Toward a Culture of Prevention: Advancing Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN (PDF, 1.9MB), Issue 21, August 2015.

For Issue 20a, July 2015, see Myanmar (Burma) on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 20, April 2015, see Speeches and Presentations section on this page.

For Issue 19, April 2015, see Indonesia or Thailand on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 18, March 2015, see Indonesia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Human Security and Gender Sensitive Policy: Promoting and Protecting Sustainable Development (PDF, 715KB), Issue 17, January 2015.

For Issue 16, November 2014, see China on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Translation of the ICRtoP Toolkit into Asian languages (PDF, 778KB), Issue 15, November 2014.

The Sixth UN General Assembly Dialogue on R2P (PDF, 1.2MB), Issue 14, October 2014.

For Issue 13, September 2014, see Cambodia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

ASEAN and the Prevention of Violence Against Women (PDF, 813KB), Issue 12, August 2014.

For Issue 11, July 2014, see Indonesia on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For Issue 10, June 2014, see Speeches and Presentations section on this page.

Dispelling 5 Myths about Sexual Violence in Conflict: How can we do better with data on Asia Pacific?  (PDF, 522KB), Issue 9, June 2014.

For Issue 8, April 2014, see Thailand on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

The Solution in their Hands? Syria and the Security Council (PDF, 1.6MB), Issue 7, April 2014.

Phil Orchard joins APR2P to lead Research on Doctrine, Concepts and Inter-Agency Coordination (PDF, 1.3MB), Issue 6, April 2014.

First Meeting of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) (PDF, 1.8MB), Issue 5, March 2014.

Responses of Asia-Pacific States to the UNSG's Report on Responsibility and Prevention (PDF, 1.7MB), Issue 4, October 2013.

APR2P Forging Australian-African Institutional Linkages (PDF, 1.8MB), Issue 3, July 2013.

New Research Project on Security and Justice in West Africa (PDF, 1.8MB), Issue 2, March 2013.

For Issue 1, December 2012, see Speeches and Presentations section on this page.

R2P Policy Briefs

The "R2P Ideas in brief" series provides an overview of R2P's application in international affairs, whether it be in the context of a particular policy area or a particular country. 

Gender Parity in Peace Operations: the Elsie Initiative and the Asia Pacific Region (PDF, 217KB), vol. 8, no. 1, 2018, by Luisa Ryan and Shannon Zimmerman.

Responsibility to Protect and UN Peacekeeping (PDF, 533KB), vol. 6, no. 4, 2016, by Dr. Anastasia Shesterinina.

UN Security Council Resolutions and the Responsbility to Protect (PDF, 206KB), vol. 6, no. 3, 2016, by Dr. Jess Gifkins.

China and the Responsbility to Protect (PDF, 406KB), vol. 6, no. 2, 2016, by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

Russia and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 216KB), vol. 6, no. 1, 2016, by Dr. Heather Rae and Dr. Phil Orchard.

Strengthening State Resilience for the Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes (PDF, 533KB), vol. 5, no. 5, 2015, by Dr. Cecilia Jacob and Dr. Stephen McLoughlin.

France and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 494KB), vol. 5, no. 4, 2015, by Eglantine Staunton.

The UK and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 506KB), vol. 5, no. 3, 2015, by Jason Ralph.

#R2Pat10: Reflections on the Responsibility to Protect at 10 (PDF, 395KB), vol. 5, no. 2, 2015, by Professor Alex Bellamy.

Brazil and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 402KB), vol. 5, no. 1, 2015, by Kai Michael Kenkel.

The United States' Record on Atrocity Prevention: A Model in the Making? (PDF, 563KB), vol.4, no. 7, 2014, by Dr. Jocelyn Vaughn.

ASEAN and the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Humanitarian Situations: From Commitment to Practical Action in Southeast Asia (PDF, 179KB), vol. 4, no. 6, 2014, by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

International Assistance and the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia (PDF, 416KB), vol. 4, no. 5, 2014, by Dr. Noel Morada.

Reconsidering Safe Areas as a Means of to Protect Civilians (PDF, 223KB), vol. 4, no. 4, 2014, by Dr. Phil Orchard.

India and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 254KB), vol. 4, no. 3, 2014, by Garima Mohan.

The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court: Complementary or Conflicting? (PDF, 324KB), vol. 4, no. 2, 2014, by Dr. Kurt Mills.

RtoP's Second Pillar: the Responsibility to Assist in Theory and Practice in Solomon Islands (PDF, 392KB), vol. 4, no. 1, 2014, by Dr. Dr. Charles Hawkesley and Dr. Nichole Georgeou.

South Africa and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF 473KB), vol.3, no. 6, 2013, by Faith Mabera and Professor Tim Dunne.

Syria (PDF, 821KB), vol. 3, no. 5, 2013, by Professor Tim Dunne and Professor Alex Bellamy.

ASEAN and the the UN Secretary-General's Report on Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention (PDF, 2.1MB), vol. 3, no. 4, 2013, by Dr. Noel Morada.

UN Peace Operations and 'All Necessary Means' (PDF 684KB), vol. 3, no .3, 2013, by Dr. Charles Hunt.

Realizing Commitments to Women, Peace and Security in Southeast Asia (PDF, 255KB), vol. 3, no. 2, 2013, by Dr. Sarah Teitt and Dr. Sara Davies.

For vol. 3, no. 1 of R2P Policy Briefs, see Myanmar on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For vol. 2, no. 9 of R2P Policy Briefs, see Myanmar on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

The Framework Agreement Between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF): Prospects for Peace and Implications for R2P (PDF 955KB), vol. 2, no. 8, by Dr. Noel Morada.

ASEAN and the UN GA Dialogue on the SG's Report on Timely and Decisive Response (PDF, 568KB), vol. 2, no. 7, by Dr. Noel Morada.

Pillar II in Focus - The Responsibility to Assist (PDF, 1.6MB), vol. 2, no. 6, by Dr. Charles Hawkesley and Dr. Nichole Georgeou.

The Responsibility to Prevent - Applying a Causal Framework to the 3 Pillars (PDF, 920KB), vol. 2, no. 5, by Dr. Stephen McLoughlin.

Pillar II in Practice: Police Capacity-Building in Oceania (PDF, 816KB), vol. 2, no. 4, by Dr. Charles Hawkesley and Dr. Nichole Georgeou.

A Common Standard for Applying R2P (PDF, 770KB), vol. 2, no. 3, 2012, by Professor Sheri Rosenberg and Ekkehard Strauss.

Operationalizing the Responsibility to Prevent (PDF, 734KB), vol. 2, no. 2, 2012, by Jennifer Welsh and Dr. Serena Sharma.

Regime-Induced Displacement as an R2P challenge (PDF, 607KB), vol. 2, no. 1, 2012, by Dr. Phil Orchard.

For vol. 1, no. 3 of R2P Policy Briefs, see Vietnam on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

For vol. 1, no. 2 of R2P Policy Briefs, see Myanmar on the R2P in the Asia Pacific page.

Libya and the State of Intervention (PDF, 775KB), vol. 1, no. 1, 2011, by Professor Tim Dunne.

Reports

In-depth reports examining R2P and related aspects of atrocity prevention and the protection of vulnerable populations are available here. These are written by the Centre's researchers, as well as in conjunction with our partners throughout the region.

Preventing and responding to conflict-related humanitarian crises: An Australian Checklist for Action, (PDF, 10.6MB), January 2019  

Protecting Internally Displaced Persons: The Role Of National Legislation And Policies (PDF, 11.5MB), October 2018, by Dr. Phil Orchard.

The Responsibility to Protect at 10: Progress, Challenges and Opportunties in the Asia Pacific (PDF, 1.9MB), February 2015 (Summary Report).

The Responsibility to Protect at 10: Progress, Challenges and Opportunties in the Asia Pacific (PDF, 2.7MB), February 2015 (Detailed Report).

The report of the High Level Advisory Panel on the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia (PDF, 1.5MB), September, 2014. 

The United Nations and Mass Atrocity Prevention: A Review of Current and Potential Capacity (PDF, 859KB), June 2011, by Deborah Mayersen, Marissa Dooris and Briony Lipton.

Protecting the Responsibility to Protect: Canada, R2P, and the Need for Engagement in the Asia-Pacific (PDF, 781KB), June 2011, by Charles Aruliah.

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the Responsibility to Protect: Opportunities and Constraints (PDF, 1.1MB), March 2011, by Catherine Drummond.

Legacies and Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the Asia-Pacific: A Workshop Report (PDF, 1.2MB), March 2011, by Deborah Mayersen, Julia Mangelsdorf and Aishath Latheef.

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the Responsibility to Protect: Development and Potential (PDF, 1.2MB), November 2010, by Catherine Drummond.

Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect in Peace Operations (PDF, 638KB), March 2010, by Dr. Charles T. Hunt and Professor Alex Bellamy.

The Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians: Asia Pacific in the UN Security Council: Update No. 2 (PDF, 582KB), November 2009.

Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect: Perspectives and Precedents in the Asia Pacific (PDF, 574KB), October 2009, by Charles Hunt.

Case Study: Pillar Two and the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) (PDF, 737KB), March 2009. 

The Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians: Asia-Pacific in the UN Security Council: Update No. 1 (PDF, 509KB), February 2009.

The Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians: Asia-Pacific in the UN Security Council (PDF, 97KB), June 2008.

In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All (PDF, 31KB), 2005, Summary Report by the UN Secretary-General.

Speeches and Presentations

APR2P participates and hosts multiple events concerning human rights, international law and topics related to R2P and atrocity prevention throughout any given year. APR2P staff, patrons and other distinguished guests frequently talk at these events, and below are transcripts of speeches and presentations that have been given.

Dr Surin Pitsuwan Memorial Oration: The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) through the Human Rights Lens: Implications for South-east Asia, Jakarta 2019 (PDF, 2.6MB) (Spotlight article, Issue 58, September 2019).

The Genocide Convention at 70, by Professor Alex Bellamy in Brisbane, Australia, 10 December 2018 (PDF, 101KB). 

Keynote Address by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans, Bangkok 2018 (PDF, 359KB) (Spotlight article, Issue 51, September 2018).

The Inaurgural Dr Surin Pitsuwan Memorial Oration, Bangkok 2018 (PDF, 351KB) (Spotlight article, Issue 49, September 2018)

Address by Prof. Alex Bellamy on Yom Ha'Shoah in Brisbane, Australia, 1 April 2018 (PDF, 45KB).

Presentation by Prof. Alex Bellamy commemorating Yom Ha'Shoah in Brisbane, Australia, 15 April 2015 (PDF, 1.8MB) (Spotlight article, Issue 20, April 2015).

National Human Rights Institutions and the Responsibility to Protect: Reflections from the Philippine Experience. Remarks by Loretta Ann P. Rosales at the International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect at 10 (PDF, 54KB).

Promoting and Advancing the Responsibility to Protect in Cambodia: What Role for Academia? Remarks by Professor Pou Sovachana at the International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect at 10 (PDF, 105KB).

Keynote Dinner Address by Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC, at the International Conference on the Responsiblity to Protect at 10, 26 February 2015 (PDF, 259KB).

Keynote Address by His Excellency Samdech Hun Sen at the International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect at 10, 26 February 2015 (PDF, 321KB). 

Lecture presented by Prof. Alex Bellamy on The Responsibility to Protect and International Law in Santa Cataraina, Brazil, 4 June 2014 (PDF, 529KB) (Spotlight article, Issue 10, June 2014).

Presentation by Prof. Tim Dunne on R2P as an Academic Pursuit at UQ, 2 October 2012 (PDF, 3.7MB) (Spotlight article, Issue 1, December 2012).

Global Responsibility to Protect

Global Responsibility to Protect (GR2P) is APR2P's premier journal for the study and practice of R2P. The journal seeks to publish the latest and best research on the R2P principle, its development as a new norm in global politics, and its operationalisation through the work of governments, NGOs and international and regional bodies. It also seeks to explore the relationship and applicability of R2P to past and present cases of genocide and mass atrocity crimes, and the international response to those cases. 

GR2P also serves as a repository for lessons learned and analysis of best practices; it will disseminate information about the current status of R2P and efforts to realise its promise. 

Each issue contains research articles and at least one piece on the practicalities of R2P, be that the current state of R2P diplomacy or its application in the field. 

2017

Volume 9, Issue 2

Volume 9, Issue 1

2016

Volume 8, Issues 2-3

Volume 8, Issue 1

2015

Volume 7, Issues 3-4

Volume 7, Issue 2

Volume 7, Issue 1

2014

Volume 6, Issue 4

Volume 6, Issue 3

Volume 6, Issue 2

Volume 6, Issue 1

2013

Volume 5, Issue 4

Volume 5, Issue 3

Volume 5, Issue 2

Volume 5, Issue 1

2012

Volume 4, Issue 4

Volume 4, Issue 3

Volume 4, Issue 2

Volume 4, Issue 1

2011

Volume 3, Issue 4

Volume 3, Issue 3

Volume 3, Issue 2

Volume 3, Issue 1

2010

Volume 2, Issue 4

Volume 2, Issue 3

Volume 2, Issue 1-2

2009

Volume 1, Issue 4

Volume 1, Issue 3

Volume 1, Issue 2

Volume 1, Issue 1

Podcasts

What is 'survivor-centred'? International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Panel Discussion, 19 June, 2019.

APR2P Broadcast from Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2019