-UN secretariat: principle can not be used in an expansive way to justify unilateral coercion -argues that debates about which situations are appropriate and the careful struggling with the guidelines around R2P is evidence that the norm of R2P is emerging Notes from Marta: Rephrasing of the concept of humanitarian intervention. Realist argument: rephrasing is just cheap talk, states act according to their own interest. Liberal view: R2P is about values R2P changes how states think about their interest. constructivist view: there is currently a habit of atrocity prevention. norm about protecting civilians Spring 2011 case of Syria starts. why hasn’t there been intervention? obama hasn’t talked about syria in terms of R2P. since september 2014 the US have been engaging in air strikes on ISIS targets. Additionally US has been supplying non lethal-aid to fighters. No US boots on the ground tho. challenges that face the case of Syria : 1)ghost of Libya - Nato engaged in regime change. Brazil has proposed a different approach RWP responsibility while protecting. 2) which norms to uphold in Syria? uphold norms against use of chemical weapons. chemical
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