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Responsibility to protect: En granskning av NGO-rapporter angående situationen i Burma

Zuljevic, Ina LU (2011) MRSG20 20102
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to examine how responsibility to protect is portrayed in NGO reports. In Burma, which is ruled by a military junta since 1962, the violation of fundamental human rights is prominent. In 2008 Cyclone Nargis struck Burma which destroyed several towns and villages and led to the death of hundreds of thousands Burmese people. The regime failed to take action to help its own people and complicated the visa process for aid workers. Responsibility to protect, which is an emerging action within the United Nations, looks to a redefinition of states sovereignty. Unlike the Westphalia definition, where a states obligation lies within the territory, R2P defines the sovereignty by the citizens' wellbeing. After an... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to examine how responsibility to protect is portrayed in NGO reports. In Burma, which is ruled by a military junta since 1962, the violation of fundamental human rights is prominent. In 2008 Cyclone Nargis struck Burma which destroyed several towns and villages and led to the death of hundreds of thousands Burmese people. The regime failed to take action to help its own people and complicated the visa process for aid workers. Responsibility to protect, which is an emerging action within the United Nations, looks to a redefinition of states sovereignty. Unlike the Westphalia definition, where a states obligation lies within the territory, R2P defines the sovereignty by the citizens' wellbeing. After an assessment of the reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, R2P exposes through an emphasis on the suffering people in Burma. The reports portray an emotional structure and terminology that conveys a sense of urge to take action for the reader. This urge could possibly work as an effort to obtain the R2P acceptance and proceedings in places such as Burma. (Less)
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author
Zuljevic, Ina LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20102
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Burma, Suveränitet, Responsibility to protect, R2P, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
language
Swedish
id
1759740
date added to LUP
2011-01-31 12:04:30
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2014-09-04 08:27:55
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to examine how responsibility to protect is portrayed in NGO reports. In Burma, which is ruled by a military junta since 1962, the violation of fundamental human rights is prominent. In 2008 Cyclone Nargis struck Burma which destroyed several towns and villages and led to the death of hundreds of thousands Burmese people. The regime failed to take action to help its own people and complicated the visa process for aid workers. Responsibility to protect, which is an emerging action within the United Nations, looks to a redefinition of states sovereignty. Unlike the Westphalia definition, where a states obligation lies within the territory, R2P defines the sovereignty by the citizens' wellbeing. After an assessment of the reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, R2P exposes through an emphasis on the suffering people in Burma. The reports portray an emotional structure and terminology that conveys a sense of urge to take action for the reader. This urge could possibly work as an effort to obtain the R2P acceptance and proceedings in places such as Burma.},
  author       = {Zuljevic, Ina},
  keyword      = {Burma,Suveränitet,Responsibility to protect,R2P,Amnesty International,Human Rights Watch
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Responsibility to protect: En granskning av NGO-rapporter angående situationen i Burma},
  year         = {2011},
}