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Posts Tagged / Adoption of R2P

  • Jan 08 / 2017
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Europe, Middle East

Global Powers’ Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon prepares to hand the baton to his successor, Portugal’s Antonio Guterres, on New Year’s Day, he is lamenting “unfinished business” in a key U.N. doctrine meant to stop genocidal acts. Ban has described Syria as a “gaping hole in the global conscience.” The U.N. fears that South Sudan is [...]

  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Uncategorized

Despite high hopes, ‘responsibility to protect’ not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief

6 September 2016 – The United Nations deputy chief said today that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes – the principle known as “responsibility to protect” or R2P. “We have seen concrete implementation plans to make the ‘responsibility to protect’ a living [...]

  • 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 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 [...]

  • Nov 17 / 2016
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Uncategorized

Promoción y protección de los derechos humanos

La promoción del respeto de los derechos humanos es un objetivo central de las Naciones Unidas y define su identidad como una organización de personas de todo el mundo. Los Estados Miembros han encomendado al Secretario General y el Sistema de las Naciones Unidas para ayudar a alcanzar los estándares establecidos en la Carta de [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

United States : Preventing Conflict, Recurrence of Atrocity Crimes Remains Key in Responsibility to Protect Efforts, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Interactive Dialogue

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliassons remarks at the informal interactive dialogue on Mobilizing collective action: The next decade of the responsibility to protect, in New York today: I am honoured to open this interactive dialogue with Member States on the responsibility to protect (RtoP). As you know, this is a concept that has [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Non-interference or the responsibility to protect?

Sholto Byrnes On Friday, representatives of 85 political parties from 36 countries will gather in Kuala Lumpur for the ninth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties. Quite apart from curiosity about a gathering with which I had not hitherto been familiar, one thought struck me: what could possibly unite such an [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, Europe, North America

Genocide and protection

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the civilized world recoiled in horror as the full extent of the Holocaust was revealed. And “Never Again!” became a common refrain in the post-war era, a solemn pledge for future generations. The war devastated the traditional European powers and smashed the old international order. A new [...]

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