responsibility to protect

Timely and decisive response vital to uphold ‘responsibility to protect’ – UN officials

A timely and decisive response is vital in the face of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, top United Nations officials stressed today, highlighting the need to act when a State fails to protect its own people.

Rule of law key to implementing responsibility to protect principle, says UN official

The rule of law is key to the implementation of the ‘responsibility to protect’ principle, often referred to as R2P, and the prevention of atrocities, a United Nations senior legal official stressed today.

Responsibility to Protect: Ban urges action to make UN-backed tool ‘a living reality’

The principle of ‘responsibility to protect’ was tested as never before in 2011, resulting in tens of thousands of lives saved and vital lessons learned, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for action to ensure that this tool is a “living reality” for the world’s people.