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  • 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 [...]

  • Dec 22 / 2016
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North America

How heartbreaking images from Aleppo could actually change international norms

Chiara De Franco Huffington Post 12/22/2016 The siege of Aleppo is a mass atrocity with unprecedented levels of visibility. Confronted with the horrific images of a destroyed city, and the testimonies of wounded survivors using social media to reach out to the world, many have argued that a complete meltdown of humanity is unfolding. Some have lamented that [...]

  • Dec 21 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

(国际)中国代表呼吁加强保护武装冲突地区妇女儿童权利

  (国际)中国代表呼吁加强保护武装冲突地区妇女儿童权利 倪红梅 399 words 21 December 2016 12:41 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 联合国12月20日电(记者倪红梅 史霄萌)中国常驻联合国副代表吴海涛20日呼吁加强对武装冲突地区妇女儿童权利的保护,努力解决武装冲突地区贩运人口问题。 联合国安理会当天就冲突地区贩运人口问题举行公开会,一致通过第2331号决议,呼吁国际社会共同应对冲突地区贩运人口问题。 For full article, click here

  • Dec 20 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

by Robert Sibley 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 [...]

  • Dec 14 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

重大转折!叙政府解放阿勒颇居民欢庆胜利 美专家发警告

【环球网综合报道 记者 赵衍龙】叙利亚北部最大城市阿勒颇近5年来饱受战火摧残,卷入内战的深渊之中,政府军与反抗军在这个重镇持续交战,死伤者不计其数。香港东网12月13日报道称,叙军在俄罗斯支援下,周一重创获美国支持的反抗军,重夺绝大部分地区,并称“正式解放”阿勒颇。有民众上街提早庆祝胜利的同时,亦有人担忧局势而撤夜逃离,为阿勒颇的和平之路蒙上阴霾。 For full article, click here.

  • Dec 07 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

UN Women partners with Indian corporates to tackle violence

  VARIETY UN Women partners with Indian corporates to tackle violence Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla 450 words 7 December 2016 Business Line (The Hindu) BSNLNE English (c) 2016 The Hindu Business Line   Unilever, Citibank, TCS to promote gender-equality at workplace Accelerating efforts towards women’s empowerment, UN Women, the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and a global [...]

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