Responsibility to Protect

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ICRtoP Update: Coalition events highlight gender and Responsibility to Protect

pdf available by Marijke Kremin Continuing its work to raise awareness around the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP, R2P) norm and atrocity prevention, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) has taken steps to work across different UN agendas to demonstrate its interconnectedness. With linking the RtoP to different UN agendas, the ICRtoP capitalized […]

R2P Update: UN SC side event and MENA trainings emphasize prevention

pdf available by Marijke Kremin On 24 October 2018, the Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), working in partnership within the Prevention Up Front (PuF) Alliance, convened a side event to the annual UN Security Council (UNSC) Open Debate […]

The UN debates R2P – to what end?

pdf available by Fergus Watt On 25 June 2018 the UN General Assembly held a debate on “The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity” as part of the formal agenda of its 72nd session. This year’s debate constituted the first formal discussion of R2P […]

The Rae Rohingya Report: R2P Missing in Inaction

pdf available by Simon Rosenblum Last year the Canadian government appointed former Ontario Premier and former federal Liberal party interim leader Bob Rae as its Special Envoy to Myanmar [Burma]. His mission was to report on how Ottawa should deal with the present crisis in which over 700,00 Rohingya have been forced to flee the […]

TakeAction for June 2018: Canada’s priorities to advance the Responsibility to Protect

On June 25 the United Nations General Assembly will hold its 2018 debate on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Unlike in previous years, when the UN GA convened an “interactive dialogue” (a series of statements by member states and experts), this year’s debate will lead to a resolution on the Responsibility to Protect. This may […]

Canada’s newly released Strategy to Respond to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

At the beginning of April, Bob Rae, in his role as Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, released his report, “Tell them we’re human” What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis, on the situation of the Rohingya. This week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland released the government’s response, which is being referred to as “Canada’s Strategy […]

TakeAction: Building the Responsibility to Protect

Whither Canadian diplomacy in support of the Rohingya In what has become one of the worst ongoing atrocities of our times, approximately 700,000 members of the Rohingya  minority have been forced since last August to flee northern Rakhine State in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, where they are struggling to survive. According to a March 2018 report […]

Report from Bob Rae: “Tell them we’re human” What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis

At the beginning of April, Bob Rae, in his role as Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, released his report, “Tell them we’re human” What Canada and the world can do about the Rohingya crisis, on the situation of the Rohingya which includes seventeen recommendations. Unfortunately, it is unclear how effective or useful some of these recommendations, which include […]

The Canadian response to the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar

The World Federalists have supported the progressive development of the Responsibility to Protect normative framework and the implementation of R2P principles. (Recent articles and posts about R2P are available elsewhere on the website.) As such, we are grateful that Canada identified a Special Envoy to Myanmar and has recently increased by $12 million the assistance provided […]

Update from the ICRtoP: recent developments on the Responsibility to Protect at the United Nations (December 2017)

by Brittany Roser, Communications and Outreach Associate, International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. The ICRtoP secretariat is based at the WFM-IGP office in New York. On 6 September 2017, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened the ninth annual informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), where Member States, panelists, and civil […]

The Prevention Up Front Alliance: Strengthening civil society capacity to prevent armed conflict (December 2017)

by Jelena Pia-Comella, Deputy Executive Director, World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy At the United Nations the new Secretary-General has identified “preventing conflict and sustaining peace” as an overarching framework that cuts across the three pillars of the UN’s work: peace and security, sustainable development and human rights. In his January 10 inaugural […]

Canadian steps to help the Rohingya

In September, our TakeAction email suggested writing to Minister Freeland and asking her to make specific commitments to help the Rohingya.  As a significant contributor of international assistance, Canada does have influence with the government in Myanmar. Canada has also recently joined a “Group of Friends of the Responsibility to Protect” which meets at the UN […]

Support for the Responsibility to Protect

On September 6, the UN General Assembly held a successful “Informal Interactive Dialogue” on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). A record number of states spoke at the Interactive Dialogue, addressing the UN Secretary-General’s ninth annual report on R2P, entitled “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention.” Participants at the dialogue underscored the importance of strengthening practical […]

TakeAction: What will Canada can do to help the Rohingya?

The Rohingya are an ethnic group that is largely Muslim and  live in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. They are not considered to be an ‘official’ ethnic group and, as a result, do not have citizenship and are restricted to Rakhine,living in conditions of poverty and lack of basic services. Persecution of the Rohingya has a long history, but […]

Preventing and addressing armed conflict: The role of women in the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (2017)

pdf available The international community continues not only to be challenged by its failure to prevent armed conflicts before they occur, but also in addressing them in a timely and effective manner. The ongoing crises in Burundi, Syria and Yemen, to highlight a few, emphasize the need for renewed leadership and engagement in putting prevention […]

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