The Responsibility to Protect in the Asia Pacific

The Centre conducts research and publishes reports on meetings, workshops and issues relating to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in countries throughout the Asia Pacific. In this section, relevant reports relating to R2P can be found for each country in the region, along with overviews and details of relevant partner programs. 

Implementing The Responsibility To Protect In The Asia Pacific - An Assessment of Progress and Challenges (PDF, 5.3MB) is the Centre's overarching research of the area, and provides an assessment of the implementation of R2P for each country in the region, as of October 2019. The assessment was based on the Secretary-General's Annual Reports on R2P, and the Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes (accessible from the Core R2P Documents page). This assessment forms a 'baseline' of the region, so research in future years can measure progress (or regression) of R2P within each country over time.

Thus the long term objective of the Baseline Assessments is to identify, evaluate and develop policies, initiatives and practices that can positively contribute to the implementation of R2P throughout the region and into the future.

2022 Update

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect In The Asia Pacific - An Assessment of Progress and Challenges (PDF, 1.8MB) has now been updated for May 2022. Building on the previous version, it measures improvements and decreases in R2P throughout the Asia Pacific in the last two years. 

The associated technical annexes described in both the 2019 and 2022 versions, which provide more details of the assessment findings for each country, can be found below under the respective country sections.

For enquiries regarding further information on any of the countries listed here, email APR2P's Regional Director Dr. Noel Morada at n.morada@uq.edu.au.