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Study on the Domestic Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

The aim of this Study is to identify and evaluate policies, initiatives and practices adopted by the Australian Government that contribute to the implementation of R2P. It is arranged in three parts:

  1. the first clarifies the methodology used to ascertain what is required in order to implement R2P and what steps might be taken by states to implement their commitments;
  2. the second applies this framework to the Australian context in order to identify and evaluate existing policies, initiatives and practices undertaken by the Australian Government, which contribute to the goal of implementing R2P; and
  3. the third section identifies areas not covered by the methodology employed in this Study and potential opportunities for developing and strengthening Australia's contribution to protecting populations from atrocity crimes.
Last Updated: 1 February 2017
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