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Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

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Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

Robert Sibley
Orillia Packet & Times
594 words
22 December 2016
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 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 Canadian government and charged with finding a way that would justify nations violating the sovereignty of another nation to prevent, in the words of then-UN secretary general Kofi Annan, “gross and systematic violations of human rights.”

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