About Intervention and Responsibility to Protect (IR2P)

The aim of our group is to promote dialogue and scholarly research on all aspects of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) concept, alongside associated themes of civilian protection and humanitarian intervention. We seek to bring together academic researchers and practitioners to examine the legal, ethical, political and practical challenges associated with international efforts to prevent and respond to mass atrocity crimes. We welcome both advocates and critics of the R2P alike in working to develop wider understanding of the history, political context, practice, limitations and future potential of international cooperation to protect people at risk of large scale human rights abuse. We do this through regular organisation of research events, our section at the BISA conference, and our own annual working group conference. We also function as a network for the sharing of research, best practices and the organisation of new projects and grant applications.

Follow us on Twitter


Chloe Gilgan
University of Lincoln
Bola Adediran
Liverpool Hope University
Samuel Jarvis
York St John University



Share this page