The Failure of the Responsibility to Protect
When We Let People Die is a collection of essays examining situations in which R2P was—or should have been—implemented, including in Darfur, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. The essays also suggest ways the international community might begin to think differently about the various aspects of the principle.
Those who read this book will walk away with a deeper understanding of R2P and question why it hasn’t been implemented in places where human atrocities are obviously being committed. The reader may even question how they, a global citizen, might push governments toward more effective implementation of the idealistic principle.
In When We Let People Die, Corrie Hulse does what few writers about genocide do: she lucidly explains the rules that should govern nations. This belongs in classrooms and in the hands of illiterate nationalist leaders who act like they’re above the law.
– M.C. Armstrong