Launch of the ICRtoP Blog

Join the conversation: creating a space for analysis, debate, and information about RtoP

The recent response to the atrocities in Libya and Cote d’Ivoire have generated a vigorous debate around the globe on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) is eager to harness this historic moment by establishing a public platform for a discussion that can feature the range of opinions on the subject of RtoP.

The ICRtoP blog will feature discussion on all aspects of the norm — from background information and in-depth normative analyses, to developments at the United Nations relating to RtoP and civilian protection. Our blog will provide responses to online news and commentaries pertaining to the norm, interviews with experts, and academic- and policy-related discussions of the norm’s implementation. We will also highlight contributions from our member organizations, who will share their local, national, and regional realities in the field of civilian protection. ICRtoP’s blog will also include a Visual Gallery, providing videos and photos of events and activities from around the world.

Most importantly, we hope that our blog will feature your contributions. It is our hope that you will join us by engaging with, commenting on, and discussing the content of our blog. The protection of civilians from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing is an eternal task; one that bonds people from around the world in a collective effort to safeguard our most fundamental human rights. In this effort, your voice is as important as ours, and we welcome your participation.

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