September 28, 2015 | Washington, D.C., USA | Mass Violence and Atrocities

Latin America and the Responsibility to Protect: Divergent Views from the South?

Invitation Only

The Global South is challenging traditional concepts of North-South relations. Emerging powers are increasing their influence in international affairs as individual actors, members of multilateral institutions, and as participants of Global South blocs. With these changes, they are also raising the question of who sets the global human rights agenda and the norms associated with it in the international system.

The debate about the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) reflects these current changes in the world, providing a unique opportunity to analyze the changing global order in a way that focuses on fundamental conflict over sovereignty and responsibility. In a special issue of the Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES) Pensamiento Propio journal edited by Dr. Andrés Serbin, president of CRIES, and Andrei Serbin Pont, research coordinator at CRIES, former diplomats and academics from Latin America aim to provide deeper insights into the development of policies toward RtoP and the degrees of acceptance of the norm.

On Monday, September 28, 2015, the Stanley Center will host a policy salon dinner on “Latin America and the Responsibility to Protect: Divergent Views from the South?” to develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of Latin American country positions toward RtoP within the regional and global context.


Jai-Ayla Sutherland

Program Specialist
Mass Violence and Atrocities