Responsibility to Protect

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Preventing genocide and mass atrocities should be a priority for NATO and not merely an idealistic add-on to the core collective defence agenda. It is a moral and strategic imperative for the Alliance to implement the UN Responsibility to Protect (R2P) agenda and resources should be directed towards the development of a comprehensive approach to genocide prevention. NATO should also move towards a human security approach, contributing to the protection of every individual human being and not focus merely on the defence of territorial borders. This means prohibiting military activities that indiscriminately impact on civilians, safeguarding the economic and social infrastructures of civilian life, accurately accounting for civilian casualties arising from NATO operations. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Responsibility to Protect policy area.

21st
Mar
2014

NATO’s tenuous support for rebuilding Libya post Operation Unified Protector

The Pentagon is to send a team of soldiers to Libya to begin a training mission for Libyan troops in Bulgaria, the Associated Press reported on 19 March. 

3rd
Mar
2014

NATO condemns Russia's military escalation in Crimea

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch

25th
Feb
2014

Defence Ministers’ Primer – Resolute Support in the balance

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

21st
Feb
2014

NATO's peripheral role in the Ukrainian crisis

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch