R2P Has A Long Way To Go

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 20163:30PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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While there have been many normative advances in mass atrocities response, practice has failed to keep up, with people left to die while the international community looks on. Kurt Mills will analyze four areas – norms, institutions, authority, and will – which serve as impediments to effective action to stop atrocities.

Dr. Kurt Mills is Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights at the University of Glasgow, where he is the Director of the Glasgow Human Rights Network. He previously taught at the American University in Cairo, Mount Holyoke College, James Madison University, and Gettysburg College, and served as the Assistant Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. He is the author of numerous publications on human rights, humanitarianism, humanitarian intervention, international criminal justice, and international organizations, including, most recently, International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate (University of Pennsylvania Press). He is the founder of the International Studies Association (ISA) Human Rights section, past Vice-President of ISA, and current Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Dr. Maria L. Banda is an international lawyer based in Toronto. She has previously practiced international law in Washington, D.C., and worked with several international organizations, including the ILO, the OHCHR, the WTO, and the UN Special Representative’s team on Business and Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School, and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto (Hon. BA), Harvard Law School J.D.), and Oxford University (D.Phil.), where she studied as a Rhodes and a Trudeau Scholar. She has written on international law, R2P, global governance, and climate change. She is currently a Graham Fellow at the University of Faculty of Law, a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law, a Visiting Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and an Advisor to the Canadian Center for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P).


Dr. Kurt Mills
Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights at the University of Glasgow

Dr. Maria L. Banda
International Lawyer

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Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect


Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Peace, Conflict and Justice Society, Munk School of Global Affairs

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