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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, North America

How to make R2P work

The international community selectively applies the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and too often turns a blind eye to mass atrocities, including genocide. Yet there have been instances when the world has done the right thing, intervening to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians, thereby vindicating R2P. Biggest successes “I think R2P, in [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Uncategorized

World shirks responsibility to protect

When the Responsibility to Protect doctrine was adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, the community of nations appeared to have entered a new epoch, one that valued human security over state sovereignty. The doctrine, commonly referred to as R2P, requires the international community to use whatever means necessary – including diplomacy, humanitarian [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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North America

Return to UN peacekeeping; Little peace to keep for Canada’s Liberal government

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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North America

Pedido canadiense a las agencias internacionales para que investiguen el asesinato de Berta Cáceres; El siguiente mensaje es emitido por: Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Pedido canadiense a las agencias internacionales para que investiguen el asesinato de Berta Cáceres; El siguiente mensaje es emitido por: Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs; PR Newswire 681 words 16 March 2016 11:26 AM PR Newswire en Español PRNWES Spanish Copyright © 2016 PR Newswire Association LLC. Derechos [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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North America

Canada’s return to peacekeeping promises to bring little peace

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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North America

Taking the low moral ground

Fielding questions Wednesday from Conservative Jason Kenney, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion wanly insisted his government lacked the evidence to say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is guilty of genocide. Thursday the minister flipflopped, in the face of a new UN report providing conclusive evidence thereof. The opposition, no surprise, renewed its call for Canada [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Canada failed to protect Syrians, says Cotler; Country has ‘defaulted’ on R2P principle

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back at R2P, [...]

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