'The right to protect was written in the early years of the new millennium, by the United Nations’ International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) ..and formally integrated into the UN’s framework in 2005 through the passing of UNSCR 1674' writes @MsIntervention in a perceptive piece. She goes on to show how application happens not by right, but when it suits the international community.
We all know that a ten mile deep humanitarian zone along the Syrian/Turkish border - administered by the UN and protected by NATO air cover - would have prevented the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians from Assad's flailing regime. Unlike Libya, which she describes as 'protocol’s finest hour', we lacked the will. And two prominent members of the Security Council..
Well worth reading.