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Posts Tagged / Genocide (subject)

  • 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 08 / 2017
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Europe, Middle East

As Syrian deaths mount, world’s ‘responsibility to protect’ takes a hit: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world’s responsibility to protect populations under threat? The Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Security Council were established after World War Two to maintain peace and protect people [...]

  • Dec 14 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect?’ Empty words after Aleppo

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon 14 December 2016 11:59 AM CNN Wire CNNWR English Copyright 2016 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved. Editor’s note: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the New York Times best-seller, “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers [...]

  • Dec 10 / 2016
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Middle East

A Requiem for Aleppo

A requiem for Aleppo 1649 words 10 December 2016 Al Arabiya ALARAB English © 2016, Al Arabiya, All rights Reserved – Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. Hisham Melhem We are witnessing the agonizing slow-motion conquest of Aleppo, Syria’s largest historic urban center and probably the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The eastern part [...]

  • Dec 05 / 2016
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North America

Conflict lurches toward genocide

Geoffrey P . Johnston 1397 words 5 December 2016 The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the resultant refugee crises tend to dominate international news. Meanwhile, the escalating civil conflict and threat of genocide in South Sudan are being largely ignored by traditional news outlets and online digital news sites. The long-suffering people of [...]

  • Nov 30 / 2016
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North America

Conflict lurches toward genocide; Crisis in South Sudan, Part 1

News Conflict lurches toward genocide; Crisis in South Sudan, Part 1 Geoffrey P. Johnston Geoffrey Johnston The Whig-Standard 1391 words 30 November 2016 Kingston Whig Standard KNGSWS Final A5 English Copyright © 2016 Kingston Whig Standard   The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the resultant refugee crises tend to dominate international news. Meanwhile, [...]

  • Nov 25 / 2016
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Uncategorized

Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in the Central African Republic

(New York, 25 November 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng expressed deep concern over a new outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic, in which civilians are being targeted based on their ethnicity or religion. Since 21 November 2016, some 85 civilians have reportedly been killed, 76 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations Headline: Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his concern at inflammatory statements by public officials that could constitute incitement to violence including, [...]

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