2019 Africa Week Lecture: “The Right to Protect – In Africa”

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

The Humanities Research Centre and the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project on Bigotry 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.