Africa Week Lecture - The Right to Protect -- In Africa

Female peace keepers
Female peace keepers

The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry and the Humanities Research Centre are honoured to welcome Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans, AC QC, Chancellor of the Australian National University, to present the 2019 Africa Week Lecture on the topic of “The Right to Protect—In Africa”.

As Chancellor Evans’ book The Responsibility to Protect—Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All explains: “The Responsibility to Protect captures a simple and powerful idea. The primary responsibility for protecting its own people from mass atrocity crimes lies with the state itself. State sovereignty implies responsibility, not a license to kill. But when a state is unwilling or unable to halt or avert such crimes, the wider international community then has a collective responsibility to take whatever action is necessary…”

The lecture will be followed by light refreshments.

Update 13/6/19 - Transcript of this lecture is available from Prof. Evan's personal website

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