Foreign Affairs Committee

Responsibility to protect and humanitarian intervention inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published on Monday 10 September 2018. Awaiting Government Response.

Due to the general election on 12 December 2019 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 6 November, all Select Committees will cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Report published

 

The purpose of this inquiry is to consider the legal basis to intervene militarily in other states for humanitarian purposes, and to review the conditions that apply.  The inquiry will also consider whether more could be done using the concepts of the responsibility to protect (R2P) and humanitarian intervention to protect civilian populations, with specific reference to Syria.

 

Latest evidence

  • 11 Jul 2018 - Responsibility to Protect (RTP) and humanitarian intervention - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF133 KB) HC 1005 | Published 22 Aug 2018

    Evidence given by i) Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State, Richard Jones, Deputy Director, Human Rights and Democracy, Corinne Kitsell, Deputy Director UN & Multilateral / UN Co-ordinator, and Paul McKell, Legal Director; ii) Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Richard Jones, Deputy Director, Human Rights and Democracy, Corinne Kitsell, Deputy Director UN & Multilateral / UN Co-ordinator, and Paul McKell, Legal Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (at 3.45pm).

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