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

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 its primary goal – to prevent mass atrocities and more adequately protect vulnerable civilians in situations of grave humanitarian emergency.

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