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  • 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 [...]

  • Jan 27 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

(国际)专访:中国在叙利亚问题上历来公正客观——访我叙利亚问题特使解晓岩

(国际)专访:中国在叙利亚问题上历来公正客观——访我叙利亚问题特使解晓岩 车宏亮 854 words 8 December 2016 03:46 AM 新华社中文新闻 (简体) XINCCN Chinese – Simplified (c) 2016 新华通讯社版权所有,未经协定授权,禁止下载使用。   新华社大马士革12月8日电专访:中国在叙利亚问题上历来公正客观——访我叙利亚问题特使解晓岩 新华社记者车宏亮 杨臻 中国叙利亚问题特使解晓岩日前在大马士革接受新华社记者专访时说,中国在叙利亚问题上历来公正客观,当前叙局势处于关键、敏感时期,安理会应努力凝聚共识,保持团结,形成合力,避免制造矛盾争端。 对于近日中国和俄罗斯投票反对一份有关叙利亚阿勒颇局势的决议草案,解晓岩说,在决议草案未经充分协商、各方存在严重分歧的情况下,部分国家固执己见,强行推动表决,这不利于叙问题的解决。 解晓岩说,中国在叙利亚问题上没有私利,一直积极劝和促谈,为推动政治解决进程不懈努力。有关各方应增强相互理解,展示诚意,建立互信,先易后难,在政治解决叙问题的道路上逐步增进共识。   For full article, click here.

  • 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 13 / 2017
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Europe

Diplomatie : un quinquennat charnière

Pour son dernier discours au corps diplomatique, François Hollande a brossé, hier, le bilan de ses cinq années passées à l’Élysée. Comme sur la scène intérieure, le mandat n’a pas été un long fleuve tranquille. Émergence de Daech et terrorisme ; crises syrienne et ukrainienne ; interventions militaires au Mali et en Centrafrique ; lente [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

Why the West can’t be bothered to save Aleppo

Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set up by the [...]

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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North America

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine is faltering. Here’s why.

It has been a decade since the international community endorsed the principle of “Responsibility to Protect.” But with hundreds of thousands dead in civil conflicts around the globe, it is clear that the expectations set by this doctrine are not even close to being met. Adopted by the United Nations in 2005, Responsibility to Protect (R2P) encompasses [...]

  • 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 08 / 2017
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set up by the [...]

  • 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 [...]

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