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.

7th
Dec
2012

Red Lines and Deadlines

Original publication date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 (All day)

A Summary of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels (4-5 December 2012)

15th
Oct
2012

Human Security in an independent Scotland

Original publication date: 
Mon, 10/15/2012 (All day)

new thinking for new challenges

8th
Oct
2012

Border Wars: Preview of the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release: 8 October 2012

 

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