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.

3rd
Sep
2012

What will NATO contribute to the R2P dialogue at the UN General Assembly?

Ian Davis, Director NATO Watch

25th
Jun
2012

Escalating conflict between Syria and Turkey

27th
Apr
2012

NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting - Part II

NATO HQ, Brussels, 25-26 April 2012

23rd
Mar
2012

US lawmakers discuss Chicago Summit agenda at DC event

Sen. McCain: Syria, NATO Expansion Should Be on Summit Agenda

21st
Mar
2012

The UN Human Rights Council's report on civilian casualties in Libya

UN Commission of Inquiry says NATO conducted a “highly precise” campaign in Libya

21st
Feb
2012

UK Defence Committee claims that civilian casualties from NATO bombing in Libya 'cannot be counted' and admits that it ‘does not have the power’ to press for scrutiny of NATO's analysis of the conflict

British MPs have claimed that there is no way of knowing how many civilians died in the Libyan conflict as a result of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector.