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.

12th
Aug
2011

Is NATO conducting a civilian casualty-free air campaign in Libya?

....or are civilian casualties beginning to rise?

12th
Aug
2011

Is the bombing of the Tripoli TV satellite transmitters a war crime?

....or a necessary part of NATO’s mission to protect civilians?

1st
Jul
2011

France goes off-piste in arming Libyan rebels

 

4th
Jun
2011

Is NATO listening?

 

A four act reminder for the hard of hearing in Brussels and Washington

25th
Apr
2011

NGOs call for full casualty reporting in Libyan conflict

Fifteen humanitarian and human rights organisations last week called on the states implementing the “no-fly zone” in Libya to commit to recording and reporting on civilian casualties in that countr