Tag: R2P

Breaking Cycle of Impunity in Gaza: Accountability is the Key, the ICC the Best Route

A little over a week ago, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisers on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (Adama Dieng and Jennifer Welsh, respectively) issued a joint statement on the situation in Gaza. The Special Advisers noted that Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas all shared the responsibility to protect the population in Gaza, and that the international community had a responsibility to assist in protecting the civilian population.

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Humanitarian Intervention Advocates Vindicated

Making R2P work more effectively lies in forging a consensus between the West and the world’s emerging (or re-emerging) powers. Somehow, a consensus will have to be forged between the West, India and Brazil’s desire to protest civilians and China and Russia’s efforts to defend their own raw interests and alliances.

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