The International Politics of Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect

Date/Time: 23/10/2014  14:00 - 16:00

Location: PRIO

Drawing on experiences from the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Professor Monica Serrano discusses the book “The International Politics of Human Rights. Rallying to the R2P Cause?”, edited by Tom Weiss and Monica Serrano (Routledge, 2014).

Serrano writes: ‘Despite our despair regarding Syria and other crises, both Tom and I believe that the main findings of this book, in terms of the potential of a number of preventive tools (mediation, human rights monitoring, sanctions, threat of criminal prosecution) and the sources of support and resistance to R2P among key international actors, particularly emerging powers (Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey but also the USA) are very significant.’

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PROGRAM

14.00 Welcome (Kristoffer Lidén, PRIO)
14.10 Book Presentation: “The International Politics of Human Rights. Rallying to the R2P Cause?” (Professor Mónica del Carmen Serrano Carreto)
14.50 Comments (Gentian Zyberi, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Eli Stamnes, NUPI)
15.10 Discussion and Q&A
16.00 End of seminar

 

Chair: Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)
Book Presentation: Professor Mónica del Carmen Serrano Carreto (Colegio de México and Centre for International Studies, Oxford University)
Commentators:

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Presenter’s bio:

Mónica del Carmen Serrano Carreto is a Professor of International Relations at the Colegio de México and also a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, Oxford University. She has written extensively on international security, and the international relations of Latin America, with particular reference to international institutions, human rights, security, transnational crime and civil-military relations. She is the author and editor of numerous publications, including: Human Rights Regimes in the Americas (2010), and Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence (2011).

The book, “The International Politics of Human Rights – Rallying to the R2P Cause?”, edited by Monica Serrano and Thomas G. Weiss, is available here.

This seminar is organized by the Humanitarianism Research Group and Law and Ethics Research Group at PRIO, in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies in connection with the project Protection of Civilians.

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