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  • 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 [...]

  • 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

‘Responsibility to protect?’ Empty words after Aleppo

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Updated 11:59 AM ET, Wed December 14, 2016 “The duty to prevent and halt genocide and mass atrocities lies first and foremost with the State, but the international community has a role that cannot be blocked by the invocation of sovereignty.” The United Nations said that in 2005 about its “responsibility to protect.” [...]

  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Middle East, Uncategorized

Looking back at Kosovo can move the Syria conflict forward

LLOYD AXWORTHY AND ALLAN ROCK  Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 7:00AM EDT President Obama seems finally ready to engage in Syria with more than hollow rhetoric. Sadly, this comes after more than 100,000 deaths, two million refugees and massive internal destruction. It comes too after sustained inaction has allowed fanatic [...]

  • Jan 05 / 2017
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Europe

Las enseñanzas de Alepo

  Opinión Las enseñanzas de Alepo Autor Genérico 819 words 5 January 2017 La Vanguardia VNGDIA 019 Spanish Copyright La Vanguardia Ediciones S.L. All rights reserved   La caída de Alepo bajo fuerzas leales al presidente sirio Bashar el Asad no es ni el fin del principio ni el principio del fin de la guerra [...]

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