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  • 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 [...]

  • Dec 16 / 2016
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North America

Editorial Exchange: Fall of Aleppo signals a dangerous new era

Editorial Exchange: Fall of Aleppo signals a dangerous new era BY TORONTO STAR CP 870 words 16 December 2016 02:11 PM The Canadian Press CPR English (c) 2016 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 15: It took 4,000 years to build Aleppo, a United Nations official [...]

  • Dec 14 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect?’ Empty words after Aleppo

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon 14 December 2016 11:59 AM CNN Wire CNNWR English Copyright 2016 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved. Editor’s note: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the New York Times best-seller, “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers [...]

  • Dec 09 / 2016
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North America

México y Canadá pueden encabezar al mundo en la prevención del genocidio

  09 de Diciembre de 2016 Comentando acerca de la importancia de este día, el secretario general de las Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-Moon, señaló que: “La prevención del genocidio es una obligación específica impuesta por el derecho internacional. Los gobiernos deben cumplir este imperativo invirtiendo en prevención y adoptando medidas preventivas. En este día internacional [...]

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