The European Union and the responsibility to protect: an approach through the analysis of its missions under the Common Security and Defence Policy

Nuria Hernández-García


It is a rough time for the European Union (EU). A way of consolidating its leadership as a global actor would be through the implementation of its values and founding principles that it aims to export in its relations with another States. The EU has to be coherent with its Treaties and use the capabilities that it already has. The responsibility to protect is a possible solution for strengthening the role of the EU as a normative power while maintaining the international peace and security through the prevention of conflicts. A way of proving if the EU is on the right path to become a civil power is through the analysis of its CSDP missions.

Received: 01 January 2018
Accepted: 19 October 2018
Published online: 11 December 2018


European Union; responsibility to protect; prevention of conflicts; Common Security and Defence Policy; security; human rights

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