The University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law invites abstract submissions for consideration for a two-day international conference entitled Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference. This is an opportunity for scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines (legal, political science, military and security studies) to engage in an interdisciplinary academic debate on the concept of Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). The conference will be held at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia on April 11-12, 2013. The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Lessons learned from the current application of RtoP in practice;
  • Interconnection of RtoP with the UN Charter;
  • Veto in the UN Security Council – Other avenues for action to protect civilian populations;
  • The RtoP and international criminal court – A partnership?
  • Role of civil society in implementation of RtoP;
  • Other examples of the need to protect the civilian population – is extension of the RtoP concept possible/desirable?

Abstracts for papers must be no longer than 350 words in length. Individuals at an earlier stage of their careers are encouraged to send abstracts (no longer than 200 words in length) for poster presentations at the conference. Click here to download the call for papers description.

All abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by email to R2P@pf.uni-lj.si. Please address any further enquiries regarding the conference and the call for papers and poster presentations to R2P@pf.uni-lj.si.