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  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

India Lashes Out at ‘Grossly Unrepresentative’ UN Security Council

India Lashes Out at ‘Grossly Unrepresentative’ UN Security Council India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin’s remarks came during a UN General Assembly general debate on Monday on The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity’. Updated:June 26, 2018, 1:30 PM IST The United [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Striking the Syrian Regime Is Not Legitimate

  GLOBAL Striking the Syrian Regime Is Not Legitimate The Trump administration may say it wants a humanitarian intervention. But the strikes it’s considering fail to meet the criteria that would justify it. PETER BEINART APR 13, 2018 A woman wearing a scarf depicting the Syrian opposition flag walks in the damaged areas in Deir [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors Mohammed Ayoob JUNE 25, 2018 00:15 IST UPDATED: JUNE 25, 2018 00:10 IST Most humanitarian interventions have been undertaken when they suit the interests of the U.S. and its allies When the Cold War ended, the withering of its restraining influences spawned many ethnic and state-breaking conflicts. Also, the feeling of hubris generated [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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UN Peacekeepers Perpetuating Sexual Violence: A Disgrace to R2P

Posted by Rasha Rashid on Feb 12, 2018 in Africa, Featured | UN Peacekeepers Perpetuating Sexual Violence: A Disgrace to R2P The International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty first coined the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2001, following the failures to intervene in the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide and the Srebrenica massacre. Such galling failures laid [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

How the Iraq war undermined the Responsibility to Protect doctrine

How the Iraq war undermined the Responsibility to Protect doctrine KERRY BOYD ANDERSON May 20, 201813:21 230 In an interview for Prospect Magazine’s June issue, Emily Thornberry, the British shadow foreign secretary, argued that “the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) is on life support, and that the aftermath of the 2011 military action in [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Yes, Syria’s Assad regime is brutal. But the retaliatory air strikes are illegal and partisan

Yes, Syria’s Assad regime is brutal. But the retaliatory air strikes are illegal and partisan April 19, 2018 4.05pm EDT Civil war has raged in Syria for seven years. AAP/ Youssef Badawi Disclosure statement Amy Maguire is a member of Amnesty International and a Co-Chair of the Indigenous Rights Subcommittee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Jason [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Asia-Pacific

Is Myanmar changing its tune?

Is Myanmar changing its tune? A Myanmar official signs a MoU on the repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh with a UN representative in Myanmar, June 6, 2018. PHOTO: Office of Myanmar State Counsellor Ali Riaz Bangladesh’s decision to respond to the ICC’s request regarding the Rohingya situation, particularly about the territorial jurisdiction of ICC, is [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Africa

South African president Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

John J Stremlau South African president Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis Ramaphosa could organise a coalition of countries willing to apply ‘Responsibility to Protect’ [Getty] Date of publication: 20 June, 2018 Share this page: 361 Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Analyst Suggests US Can No Longer Use UNHRC to Justify Global Military Ops

  Analyst Suggests US Can No Longer Use UNHRC to Justify Global Military Ops © AP Photo / Osama Sami OPINION 04:19 22.06.2018Get short URL 240 WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States can no longer use the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to justify its military interventions around the globe, now that it has [...]

  • Mar 08 / 2017
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Europe

Is The West Failing To Uphold Their Response To Protect (R2P) Commitment?

by Lewis Barton Huffington Post UK In a little over a month’s time, the world will stop and remember the Tutsi genocide of Rwanda in 1994. As we approach the twenty-third anniversary, it is customary to reflect on the lessons learnt and see how far we have come in the aftermath of such an atrocity. However in [...]

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