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Student Coalition

R2P-Student-Coalition-Leeds-logoThe R2P Student Coalition Leeds was founded in 2015. It aims to increase awareness about the responsibility to protect doctrine among students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at the University of Leeds, through educational events and networking opportunities.

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R2P Student Journal

R2P Student Journal logoThe R2P Student Journal was founded in 2015 by a group of students from the University of Leeds, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia.

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The R2P Student Journal is a student-led, free online journal. It aims to provide a platform through which undergraduate and postgraduate students can publish their academic works about the R2P’s theoretical and practical challenges.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for excellent student essays, dissertation excerpts and blogs on R2P related topics.

Author guidelines

Word count: 2,500-6,000 words (footnotes and bibliography do not count). Shorter informal pieces may be considered for the R2P Student Blog.

Referencing: Please use the Harvard referencing style and include a full bibliographic reference list for each source quoted.

Plagiarism: If your essay was written as part of an assessment item for a course, we advise you submit it to the R2P Student Journal after your essay was marked so that you do not plagiarise yourself.

Language: Submissions must be in English. English or American spelling is acceptable but must be consistent. Please edit your piece before submitting; we may reject a text based on substantial grammatical issues.

Submissions must not be under consideration with other publishers, and must not be already published elsewhere.

Formatting rules

  • All headings must be in bold and be left-aligned. Subheadings should be italicised. Any custom formatting must be removed before submission.
  • Do not indent the first sentence of a paragraph. Leave one line of space between each paragraph.
  • Do not italicise any quotations. Place all quotations in standard quotation marks and indent quotes over 40 words.
  • Please remove any images (unless they are your own original work) from the essay before submission.


Q: Who can submit?

A: Any undergraduate or postgraduate (including research) student. We welcome submissions from university students all over the world as long as the essays are in English (translated pieces are acceptable).

If you have already graduated, we can only accept the article if it was written within 12 months of your graduation date. Please state in your submission email whether you are a current or former student and when your article was written.

Q: When can I submit?

A: We welcome submissions all year round. We aim to respond to you with our decision on whether your article will be published or requires revision within ten weeks of submission.

Q: How to submit?

A: Download the application form here, fill it in and send it with your essay to Please make sure you have made all the modifications in line with the formatting rules set out above.


Editorial team

Georgiana-EpureGeorgiana Epure

Georgiana studies International Relations at University of Leeds. In May 2014, she was awarded the Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship. Since then she has been working as a research assistant with the Intervention and International Society team, researching R2P Pillar II in the Central African Republic and post-conflict reconstruction in Libya. She is the founder of the R2P Student Coalition Leeds. @GeorgianaEpure

Dominique-FraserDominique Fraser

Dominique has a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and a B.A. (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Queensland. She is currently studying towards a Master of International Affairs at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva. She has actively been engaged with the R2P since 2012, when she was president of the world’s first R2P Student Coalition. She has also interned with the Asia Pacific Centre for the R2P in Brisbane and the Global Centre for the R2P in New York. Her main interests relate to mass atrocity crime prevention and peacekeeping in African conflicts.

Molly-FrankhamMolly Frankham

Molly studies a B.A. Journalism at the University of Queensland majoring in International Relations and French. She is undertaking an internship at the Asia Pacific Centre for R2P, researching the intersect between gender and mass atrocities in the Asia Pacific region. Molly believes we must hold governments accountable to their actions, and we as an international community have a responsibility to protect populations, and we must empower and recognise women as agents of change in the pursuit of global peace and security.

Peer reviewers

Daniel-WandDaniel Wand

Daniel is an ESRC White Rose funded doctoral candidate the University of Leeds and is co-supervised at the University of Sheffield. Daniel’s research concerns the sustainability of liberal international society in light of the rise of emerging states, focusing on the ICC, international criminal justice and R2P. He is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Previously, Daniel worked in the public law department of a leading law firm and was a founding member and director of an international affairs and foreign policy think-thank based in London. He holds an LLB and an LLM in public international law with Distinction from the University of Sheffield.

Chloe-GilganChloë Gilgan

Chloë is a White Rose DTC scholar completing her PhD in Law at the University of York. Her research examines the link between refugee protection and R2P. Her initial foray into refugee and asylum law was through the Special Juvenile Immigrant Status Project where she assisted a practicing US immigration attorney.  Additionally, Chloë completed legal fellowships at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union in NYC, and at the New York State Division of Human Rights. After admission to the New York State Bar in 2009, Chloë worked at Laura Devine Solicitors handling US and UK immigration. She holds a Level 2 Accreditation in Immigration and Asylum Law from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, a cum laude juris doctorate of law from New York Law School and a cum laude BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University.

Sam-JarvisSamuel Jarvis

Samuel Jarvis is a PhD research student at the University of Sheffield. He is currently completing an ESRC funded PhD entitled “Moral Progress and its Political Limits: ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour”. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield, Samuel completed both a Masters (Distinction) and BA (First Class) in IR at the University of Leeds. His dissertation “Understanding Normative Contestation: The Added Value of International Legitimacy in the Case of R2P” was awarded best Masters dissertation in POLIS (2014). He is also a member of the White Rose ESRC DTC PhD network Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: Its Problems and Alternatives. You can follow him on Twitter @Sam_Jarvis

Advisory Board

  • Dr Simon Adams, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Dr Cristina Stefan (formerly Badescu), University of Leeds – Intervention and International Society
  • Prof Alex Bellamy, University of Queensland – Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Dr Adrian Gallagher, University of Leeds – Intervention and International Society
  • Prof Jason Ralph, University of Leeds – Intervention and International Society


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