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  • Oct 03 / 2016
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North America

Russia is winning the Syrian war

  Russia is winning the Syrian war by Crikey 611 words 3 October 2016 Crikey CRIKAU English (c) Copyright 2016 Private Media Partners Pty. Ltd. All Right Reserved.   It does not take much political imagination to get to the point where the situation in Syria, particularly the battle for Aleppo, should invoke the principle [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

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

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: 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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

New Zealand statement: Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

MIL OSI - Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealand statement: Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect Statement delivered by Nicole Roberton, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 6 September 2016. Thank you Mr President, New Zealand aligns itself with the statement of the Group of Friends, [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Western military intervention saved lives in Bosnia. It can work in Syria, too.

Muhamed Sacirbey was the first ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations and is a former Bosnian foreign minister. In 1995, he accompanied the Bosnian delegation to the Balkan peace negotiations in Dayton, Ohio, which brought a political settlement to the conflict in Bosnia. Syria’s largest city is on the brink of starvation. [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Syria, refugees and Obama’s farewell in UN spotlight

With a fragile truce holding in Syria, world leaders will set their sights on ending the five-year war and easing the refugee crisis when they meet next week for their annual gathering at the United Nations. US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be making their farewells at the UN General Assembly meeting, offering parting words [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Trade agreements should mainstream human rights – UN expert urges

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: Trade agreements should mainstream human rights - UN expert urges 13 September 2016 – A United Nations independent expert today called on States and Parliaments to ensure that all future trade agreements stipulate the primacy of human rights and to align existing treaties with the duty of States [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/134202/section/width496/3j9prmft-1471308928.jpgOnly Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims. AAP/Eoin Blackwell The “Nauru files”, which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious harm is inflicted [...]

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