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  • Jan 10 / 2017
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North America

Assoiffer les populations innocentes : La guerre par d’autres moyens

«Contre la religion du profit, nous devons opposer la religion de la beauté, son pain vivant, son eau vive.» Théodore Monod, anthropologue Mon attention a été attirée par un fait bizarre en ce sens qu’il n’obéit pas aux paramètres des guerres classiques, à savoir la destruction immédiate par le fer et par le feu. Cela s’apparente [...]

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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North America

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine is faltering. Here’s why.

It has been a decade since the international community endorsed the principle of “Responsibility to Protect.” But with hundreds of thousands dead in civil conflicts around the globe, it is clear that the expectations set by this doctrine are not even close to being met. Adopted by the United Nations in 2005, Responsibility to Protect (R2P) encompasses [...]

  • Jan 08 / 2017
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set up by the [...]

  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Middle East, North America

Opinion: Trump likely to reject U.S. role policing mass atrocities

In the years since its initial articulation in 2001, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has experienced a rocky road. Originally presented as a transformation to the understanding of one of the most vital norms of international society, namely, sovereignty, R2P has been unable to gain the necessary traction it needed from states to achieve [...]

  • Dec 23 / 2016
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North America

Aleppo is a call to action for Canada’s human-security agenda; The accomplishments of the human-security agenda are under threat, but the Trudeau government has the ability to champion them

Aleppo is a call to action for Canada’s human-security agenda; The accomplishments of the human-security agenda are under threat, but the Trudeau government has the ability to champion them Colin Robertson 1018 words 23 December 2016 The Globe and Mail (Breaking News) GMBN English ©2016 The Globe and Mail Inc. All Rights Reserved.   A [...]

  • Dec 22 / 2016
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North America

How heartbreaking images from Aleppo could actually change international norms

Chiara De Franco Huffington Post 12/22/2016 The siege of Aleppo is a mass atrocity with unprecedented levels of visibility. Confronted with the horrific images of a destroyed city, and the testimonies of wounded survivors using social media to reach out to the world, many have argued that a complete meltdown of humanity is unfolding. Some have lamented that [...]

  • Dec 22 / 2016
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North America

Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality Robert Sibley Robert Sibley Orillia Packet & Times 594 words 22 December 2016 The Packet & Times ORLAPT Final A6 English Copyright © 2016 The Packet & Times   Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in [...]

  • Dec 20 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

by Robert Sibley Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set [...]

  • Dec 19 / 2016
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North America

When To Intervene?

When To Intervene? Trump is likely to reject a U.S. role in policing crimes against humanity through UN’s ‘R2P‘ doctrine, write Robert W. Murray and W. Andy Knight Robert W. Murray and W. Andy Knight Edmonton Journal 1205 words 19 December 2016 Edmonton Journal EDJR Early A9 English Copyright © 2016 Edmonton Journal   In [...]

  • Dec 17 / 2016
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North America

Aleppo and the return of history

Aleppo and the return of history 996 words 17 December 2016 The Globe and Mail GLOB Ontario F6 English ©2016 The Globe and Mail Inc. All Rights Reserved.   An editorial on Saturday incorrectly referred to Susan Power as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In fact, her name is Samantha Power. Between 1989 [...]

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