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  • Jun 26 / 2017
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Middle East

مسلمو الروهينجا.. الأقلية الأكثر اضطهادا في العالم

  مسلمو الروهينجا.. الأقلية الأكثر اضطهادا في العالم 852 words 21 June 2015 Akhbar Al Khaleej.com AKHJ Arabic © 2015, Akhbar Al Khaleej.com, All rights Reserved – Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.   أصدرت المنظمة الدولية الخليجية لحقوق الإنسان دراسة بعنوان «الروهينجا في ميانمار.. الأقلية الأكثر اضطهادا في العالم»، يسلط فيها الضوء – لأول مرة [...]

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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Middle East

Non-interference or the responsibility to protect?

On Friday, representatives of 85 political parties from 36 countries will gather in Kuala Lumpur for the ninth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties. Quite apart from curiosity about a gathering with which I had not hitherto been familiar, one thought struck me: what could possibly unite such an inevitably diverse [...]

  • Jan 08 / 2017
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Europe, Middle East

Global Powers’ Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon prepares to hand the baton to his successor, Portugal’s Antonio Guterres, on New Year’s Day, he is lamenting “unfinished business” in a key U.N. doctrine meant to stop genocidal acts. Ban has described Syria as a “gaping hole in the global conscience.” The U.N. fears that South Sudan is [...]

  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Europe

‘Responsibility while protecting’: are we asking the wrong questions?

The Brazilian-proposed concept of ‘responsibility while protecting’ (RWP) has polarized opinion on how the international community should respond when civilian populations are targeted. RWP’s supporters claim it would make civilian protection interventions, especially military ones, more accountable and proportionate and rein in perceived misuse of the internationally accepted ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P). Some of RWP’s [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan is fighting again. Can its peacekeeping mission work?

South Sudan is fighting once again. Created after a decades-long civil war, this new nation has barely enjoyed a break from violence since it was born in 2011. In July, just before the country’s fifth anniversary of independence, clashes between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces tore apart the capital, Juba. According to Human Rights [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan, a year after peace agreement

By Beny Gideon Mabor Our detractors have already written us off, even before the proclamation of our independence. They say we will slip into civil war as soon as our flag is hoisted. They justify that by arguing that we are incapable of resolving our problems through dialogue. They charge that we are quick to [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Kashmir: human rights and wrongs

On August 17, more than 40 days after the start of the latest wave of brutal Indian repression of the Kashmiris, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, made a startling statement that his “sincere attempts to independently access the facts in relation to reports of human rights violations have failed” since his [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Aug 17 / 2016
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South America

La mitad de Siria, desplazada por la guerra

Noticias La mitad de Siria, desplazada por la guerra 1584 words 19 January 2016 El Espectador ELESPT Spanish © 2016 NoticiasFinancieras. All rights reserved. Una de las cosas más urgentes de toda guerra, y dramática en la de Siria, es la crisis humanitaria. Los números cambian cada día, pero, más allá de lo estadístico, en [...]

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