The responsibility to protect: The Human rights and humanitarian dimensions
Harvard Human Rights Journal Annual Symposium
Roberta Cohen
20 February 2009

Roberta Cohen is a fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, as well as former advisor to Francis Deng. Her comments below are taken from the panel on the Responsibility to Protect and Human Rights at the Harvard Human Rights Journal Annual Symposium. Ms. Cohen explores how far the application of R2P extends, citing the Kenyan example, when does R2P apply to humanitarian emergencies with the case of Burma and whether R2P will further politicize humanitarian operations.

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