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.

30th
Sep
2013

Anticipating the October 2013 Defence Ministers Meeting

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

13th
Sep
2013

Safeguarding Syrian chemical weapons: an opportunity for Russia-NATO cooperation?

By Ian Davis and Andreas Persbo

10th
Sep
2013

Rasmussen bangs the drum for Europe to do more, everywhere

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

6th
Sep
2013

NATO Secretary General calls for 'firm' response to Syrian chemical attacks…. but not by NATO

 ….while former SACEUR suggests NATO should do more to assist Obama<

18th
Jun
2013

US DOD Releases Doctrine on Mass Atrocity Response Operations

13th
Jun
2013

Eagle Lion 2013: a NATO exercise in all but name?

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

13th
Jun
2013

NATO returns to Libya but not in a combat role

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch