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  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Africa

CAR crisis may not be next Rwanda, but still needs response: Dallaire

With the world’s eyes on South Africa, the devolving crisis happening 5,000 kilometres north in Central African Republic has received relatively little attention. Sen. Romeo Dallaire — who watched Rwanda descend into one of worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century while he was head of the UN peacekeeping force there in 1993 and 1994 — said the situation [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

CSCHR submits report on state human rights scenario

CSCHR submits report on state human rights scenario 583 words 13 January 2017 Imphal Free Press HTIMFP English Copyright 2017. Imphal Free Press   Manipur, Jan. 13 — IMPHAL| Jan 13 The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Manipur and UN (CSCHR Manipur) has announced that it has submitted a report entitled, “Broken Promises [...]

  • Jan 18 / 2017
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North America

The Lost Hopes for South Sudan

By Helen Epstein After half a century of civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, in 2011. Two years later, the world’s youngest country erupted in its own civil war. In 2015, the combatants signed a peace agreement, but then the scales of power were tipped, and the government struck out against the opposing [...]

  • Jan 15 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges Daya Gamage Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note 1323 words 15 January 2017 Asian Tribune HTASIT English Copyright 2017. Asiantribune.com   Washington, Jan. 15 — Contrary to what the authorities in the Government of Sri Lanka constantly state, the 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released [...]

  • 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 09 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Rights Situation in North Korea Worries UN Security Council

EW YORK (IDN) – Two days after the United Nations human rights wing drew attention to more than 60 years of “involuntary” separation between families from the two Koreas and called for steps to encourage reunion and alleviate suffering, senior UN officials have highlighted the need for the Security Council to pay attention to human [...]

  • 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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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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Uncategorized

Despite high hopes, ‘responsibility to protect’ not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief

6 September 2016 – The United Nations deputy chief said today that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes – the principle known as “responsibility to protect” or R2P. “We have seen concrete implementation plans to make the ‘responsibility to protect’ a living [...]

  • 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 [...]

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