The Use of R2P Mechanism by International Community in Cases of Serious Human Rights Infringements in Africa


  • Jakub Kościółek Jagiellonian University in Kraków



Responsibility to Protect, genocide, security in Africa, R2P, intervention


The article presents the evolution of the approach to humanitarian intervention that in the 21st century had been framed in the concept of Responsibility to Protect. The article focuses particularly on the possibility of adopting R2P rule in Africa, especially second and third pillar of this mechanism Various cases of conflict in Africa and other types of security threats are discussed herein; those which were actually implemented and situations where they were had to be foregone. This description serves the purpose of defining situations when the R2P mechanism is found useful in continental security measures as well as indicating the factors needed to implement it in practice, regardless of pure declarations from regional states and organizations.


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Author Biography

Jakub Kościółek, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Assistant professor in the Institute of Intercultural Studies at Jagiellonian University. He graduated from International Cultural Studies, Ukrainian Studies and Middle East Studies. His main area of research focus on contemporary ethnic conflicts in Asia and Africa, the position of women in the Global South countries and U.S. policy towards Africa after Cold War. He was Fulbright Foundation visiting scholar at George Washington University (2013/2014). He published a book “Konflikt w Darfurze” [Conflict in Darfur] (2010) and co-edited (with K. Jarecka- Stępień) “Problemy wspólczesnej Afryki. Szanse i wyzwania na przyszlosć [Problems of the Contemporary Africa. Opportunities and Challenges for Future] (2013). He is also President of INTERKULTURALNI PL Asociation in Krakow.


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How to Cite

Jakub Kościółek. 2018. “The Use of R2P Mechanism by International Community in Cases of Serious Human Rights Infringements in Africa”. Politeja 15 (5(56):193-209.