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Responsibility to Protect Student Journal

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  • Volume 4 Issue 1 is now out!

    In their last annual report, Human Rights Watch warned that atrocities are the new normal. Across the world, ultranationalists are legitimising hate speech and inflammatory language, which often serve as precursors to hate crimes and act as early warnings of atrocity risks. Discussions on atrocity and conflict prevention, international criminal justice and sexual and reproductive health in conflict zones are becoming harder and harder to place on the agenda of the UN Security Council (UNSC). At the same time, despite the deadlock in the UNSC on ensuring that those responsible for gross human rights violations are brought to justice, some progress is being made in collecting and preserving evidence of crimes committed in Syria and Myanmar through the work of independent international investigative mechanisms established by the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council (progress is also made regarding the collection, preservation and storying of evidence of ISIS crimes in Iraq, thanks to the work of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da'esh (UNITAD), established by the UNSC). It is against this background that our fourth volume is published, bringing to the fore six student papers that touch on a variety of subjects: from the developing nature and scope of international fact finding missions to conflict related sexual and gender based violence, and the operationalisation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the Central African Republic, Myanmar, Libya and Syria.

    Read Volume 4 Issue 1 here

    Download Volume 4 Issue 1 here

  • Call for papers: Spring 2019 Issue

    In the wake of the new year, the Responsibility to Protect Student Journal is welcoming submissions for its first 2019 issue!

    We invite current or recent undergraduate or postgraduate students to submit a paper on responses to mass atrocities and related issues. We are keen to receive excellent essays displaying the full diversity of scholarship on these issues.

    Thus far the Student Journal has published six issues showcasing student articles on mass atrocity prevention and similar topics, and we are committed to continue being a platform where student voices can be heard.

    The Journal accepts papers between 2500 and 6000 words which meet the criteria outlined in the submission guidelines on our website. We also accept shorter analytical pieces of 500 to 800 words on a rolling basis for the blog, as well as creative work related to these themes in the form of poems, videos, photo articles etc. 

    If you wish to learn more about our work, see previous issues, or want to submit an article or blog post, please visit the R2P Student Journal webpage. Deadline for submissions is 1 April 2019.

    For further questions, our team may be reached via e-mail at r2pstudentjournal@gmail.com. We look forward to your submissions!

  • CALL FOR PAPERS – Special issue on transitional justice

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Responsibility to Protect Student Journal would like to invite current or recent undergraduate or postgraduate students to submit a paper for our upcoming 2018 issue on transitional justice. We are keen to receive excellent essays displaying the full diversity of scholarship on this issue.

    Thus far the Student Journal has published five issues showcasing student articles on mass atrocity prevention and similar topics, and we are committed to continue being a platform where student voices can be heard.

    The Journal accepts papers between 2500 and 6000 words which meet the other criteria outlined in the submission guidelines on our website.

    We also accept shorter analytical pieces of 500 to 800 words on a rolling basis for the blog, as well as creative work related to these themes in the form of poems, videos, photo articles etc.

    If you wish to learn more about our work, see examples form previous issues, or want to submit and article or blog post, please visit the R2P Student Journal webpage. Deadline for submissions is 21st October.

    For further questions, our team may be reached via e-mail at r2pstudentjournal@gmail.com.

  • The fifth issue is out now

    This new issue comprises six articles that touch on diverse themes, from the nature of human rights to international criminal justice.

    Diversity and heterogeneity of academic debate is critical to our journal. Our efforts are focused towards creating a virtual academic platform that allows a plurality of young voices to speak about important subjects such as responses to mass violence and international criminal justice. In doing so, we are continuously extending the scope of the journal to cover and engage with critical perspectives on tangential subjects such as human rights and transitional justice. The diversity of our publications is proof that this journal’s scope goes beyond its name. This is not a journal that advocates for or against R2P, but an inclusive intellectual space that allows young voices to critically engage, unpack and make their contribution to some of the most pressing debates in the field of responses to gross human rights violations.

     

    Download Vol 3 Issue 1 2018

  • Spring 2018 Issue – Call for Papers

  • Call for papers – Special issue on peacekeeping and peacebuilding

  • R2P Student Journal Announces Collaboration with STAND

  • Call for papers - Spring 2017

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