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  • Mar 19 / 2017
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North America

Canada answers urgent UN call for humanitarian aid

  Canada Canada answers urgent UN call for humanitarian aid The Canadian Press 148 words 18 March 2017 Ottawa Citizen OTCT Early N5 English Copyright © 2017 Ottawa Citizen   Canada will provide almost $120 million to help avert starvation for 20 million in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. The United Nations warned earlier this month [...]

  • Feb 07 / 2017
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North America

International order fraying

International order fraying Geoffrey P. Johnston Geoffrey P. Johnston Owen Sound Sun Times 1325 words 7 February 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times OWNSST Final A5 English Copyright © 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times   The establishment of the International Criminal Court, commonly referred to as the ICC, was a significant development in human security and international [...]

  • Jan 31 / 2017
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North America

Sudan deserves sanctions

Sudan deserves sanctions Geoffrey P. Johnston Geoffrey P. Johnston Owen Sound Sun Times 1294 words 31 January 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times OWNSST Final A5 English Copyright © 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times   Regimes that commit genocide and perpetrate mass atrocity crimes should be punished and isolated by the community of nations. And yet [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Africa

CAR crisis may not be next Rwanda, but still needs response: Dallaire

With the world’s eyes on South Africa, the devolving crisis happening 5,000 kilometres north in Central African Republic has received relatively little attention. Sen. Romeo Dallaire — who watched Rwanda descend into one of worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century while he was head of the UN peacekeeping force there in 1993 and 1994 — said the situation [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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North America

Are the Conservatives politicking with Responsibility to Protect?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t have to make too much of an effort to stump for support on extending and expanding the mission against ISIS into Syria. The Conservatives hold the balance of power in the House of Commons and a majority of Canadians, across party lines, appear to support their plan. Monday’s debate in the House of [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

Why the West can’t be bothered to save Aleppo

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 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 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 [...]

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