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R2P och mänskliga rättigheter: En kritisk granskning av R2Ps räckvidd för skyddet av internflyktingars mänskliga rättigheter
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today, an estimated 65,3 million people are reported as forcibly displaced globally. This figure includes 40,8 million people who are considered to be internally displaced within their own country and therefore rely upon the protection of their state. State sovereignty implies that the main responsibility for the protection of its people lies with the state. In situations where the state fails or is unwilling to fulfill its duty to protect the population, the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) can be applied to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The purpose of this study is to review to what extent R2P provides protection for the rights of internally displaced persons and how R2P relates to the notion of human security. The theoretical framework is based on the concepts of human dignity, sovereignty, human security and R2P. Argumentation analysis was used in order to be able to compare the different arguments within the R2P discourse to determine whether the principle provides legitimate means for protection or not. The study shows that R2P provides several legitimate means for the protection of internally displaced people. Especially when it comes to measures preventing people from becoming displaced. However, the protection measures towards people already internally displaced can in several instances be regerded as insufficent and illegitimate. This is mainly due to the fact that the UN can undermine the legitimacy of the principle e.g. by obstructing aid support with veto decisions or lack strategies for reconstruction. The cooperation with other actors (AU, ICC) also shows that the protection of internally displaced persons may vary between states.

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2017. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
responsibility to protect, internally displaced persons, human security, human rights, sovereignty, Security Council
Keyword [sv]
responsibility to protect, internflyktingar, mänsklig säkerhet, mänskliga rättigheter, suveränitet, säkerhetsrådet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-322932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-322932DiVA: diva2:1104009
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Master Programme in Human Rights
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Available from: 2017-06-05 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2017-06-05Bibliographically approved

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