Cecilia is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Coral Bell School. Her work focuses on civilian protection, mass atrocity prevention, and international human protection norms. Cecilia has a geographic focus on armed conflict and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, and has conducted extensive overseas field research. Her books include Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar (Routledge, 2014) and (edited with Alistair D. B. Cook) Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her research has been published in journals such as Security Dialogue, Global Governance, and Global Responsibility to Protect. Prior to completing her PhD, Cecilia worked for NGOs in France, Thailand and Cambodia, and for the Advisory Group in AusAID, Australia.
Watch Cecilia discuss her particular focus on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
Cecilia teaches the graduate courses INTR8032 Global Security (Semester 2, 2018), and INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia (Semester 2, 2018).
On 28–29 October 2016, the Department of International Relations at The Australian National University, along with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of Que
Sometimes controversial in its application, it is now ten years since the unanimous endorsement of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine at the 2005 UN World Summit, writes Cecilia Jacob and Stephen McLoughlin.
The Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) project aims to cut across academic and policy divides to develop a coherent framework and agenda to promote the effective operation of R2P.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) framework lays down a responsibility to protect populations from the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing.