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  • 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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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 [...]

  • Aug 28 / 2018
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Middle East

We can help the Yazidis return home safely

We can help the Yazidis return home safely SALLY ARMSTRONG SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JULY 3, 2018UPDATED JULY 2, 2018 Sally Armstrong is a journalist, author and human-rights activist Open this photo in gallery A Yazidi woman feeds her child in their tent at a camp for internal displaced persons, February 22, 2017 [...]

  • Mar 15 / 2017
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Africa

DEALING WITH THE FAMINE ALERT

DEALING WITH THE FAMINE ALERT 610 words 15 March 2017 This Day AIWTHD English © Copyright 2017 THISDAY NEWSPAPERS LTD.   The best answer is to treat the alert by UNICEF seriously The recent alert by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) that nearly 1.4 million children were at imminent risk” of death by famine is a [...]

  • Mar 06 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

What Liberal World Order?

1026 words 6 March 2017 Korea Times KORTIM English (c) 2017 Korea Times. All rights reserved. By Mark Leonard LONDON ― After the annus horribilis that was 2016, most political observers believe that the liberal world order is in serious trouble. But that is where the agreement ends. At the recent Munich Security Conference, debate [...]

  • Feb 26 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

A people without a country

  INTERNATIONAL A people without a country Haroon Habib 608 words 26 February 2017 The Hindu THINDU English (c) 2017 Kasturi & Sons Ltd   INTERNATIONAL “Why are we punished, we are not involved in any militancy,” says Insan Ali, an elderly man living in the Teknaf refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. He’s one [...]

  • Feb 21 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

无视俄利益 奥巴马一子错

  EJ GLOBAL plus 信观点 EJ GLOBAL plus 无视俄利益 奥巴马一子错 Christopher R. Hill 1318 words 8 October 2016 信报 (简体) HKEJCN A25 Chinese – Simplified (c) 2016 信报财经新闻有限公司版权所有,不得转载。   在美国总统奥巴马的8年任期步入尾声之际,外界对他无法遏止敍利亚杀戮的批评愈演愈烈,不少人将之称为他「最坏的错误」。然而,这些批评者提出的替代方案,其实同样有不少问题。 批评者认为,奥巴马未有及早和决断地介入内战,是在逃避联合国所认同的「保护的责任」(Responsibility to Protect,R2P),即协助保护平民不受其政府以战争罪行迫害的责任。更甚者,奥巴马此举创造了一个让第三方力量在冲突中支持巴沙尔政府的空间,为政府军提供军事训练及空袭支援的俄国。 For full article click here

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