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.

15th
Feb
2015

NATO says escalation in Ukraine against spirit of Minsk agreement

On Thursday, 12 February NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Minsk agreement to end the con

15th
Feb
2015

The new Minsk agreement: A fragile 2nd step

By Jonathan Power, 

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    Oct
    2014

    Calls for NATO to assist in Ebola outbreak grow louder

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    Oct
    2014

    NATO's Ebola 'capability gap': where are the hospital ships?

    By Dr Ian Davis, Director, NATO Watch

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    Oct
    2014

    Does NATO have a role in the response to Ebola?

    11th
    Aug
    2014

    Amnesty says no justice for Afghan civilians killed in US-NATO operations

    Amnesty International released a report yesterday documenting the inability of the families of Afghan civilians killed in attacks by US and other foreign forces to ob