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.

8th
Nov
2011

Comment on ‘Libya Call’

8th
Nov
2011

NATO’s Libya mission: “an historic success” or “catastrophic failure”?

NATO’s seven-month air and sea campaign that helped topple the Gaddafi regime formally came to an end at one minute to midnight Libyan time on the 31 October.

28th
Oct
2011

Call for Independent ‘Lessons Learnt’ Inquiry into NATO Libyan Campaign

NATO Watch calls on the NATO Secretary General to establish an independent inquiry to evaluate Operation Unified Protector in its entirety

20th
Oct
2011

NATO Given Proof of Qadhafi Death: Allied Military Official

 

Source: Yochi J. Dreazen, National Journal/ Global Security Newswire, 20 October

22nd
Sep
2011

No Peace One Day for NATO

44 ‘strike sorties’ carried out in Libya on UN Day of Peace

15th
Sep
2011

New Initiative On Recording Casualties Of Armed Violence

NGOs Draw Up Charter On The Three Key Responsibilities Of States

8th
Sep
2011

How good is NATO after Libya?

 

25th
Aug
2011

NATO considers options for a post-Gaddafi role in Libya

 

Lead role ceded to UN Contact Group

18th
Aug
2011

NATO Denounces Scud Missile Launch by Qadhafi Forces

 

Source: Global Security Newswire, August 17, 2011