Author profile: Rachel Gerber

Prevention: Core to the Responsibility to Protect

Rachel Gerber • Oct 10 2011 • Articles
Motivated both by analytical rigor and political expediency, ICISS sandwiched its discussion of international response to atrocities between what it described as a “responsibility to prevent” and a “responsibility to rebuild.” Once introduced, however, the logic of prevention as core to the global atrocity agenda was difficult to deny. Why wait to halt a massacre if early engagement might avert it entirely?

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