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Rights Up Front and Civilian Protection: An Uneven First Year

This November marks one year since Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the momentous “Rights Up Front” action plan to put the protection of civilians and their human rights at the forefront of the UN agenda. Born out of the tragedy witnessed … Continue reading

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Leadership for “Our Common Humanity”: Why RtoP Advocates Should Support a Better Selection Process for the UNSG

The following is a co-authored blog written by Matthew Redding, ICRtoP Blog and Social Media Coordinator, and Alexandra Maresca, Program Associate at the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). WFM-IGP is a Steering Committee member of the 1 for … Continue reading

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As South Sudan Marks One-Year Anniversary, RtoP Remains Essential As Country Confronts Challenges Moving Forward

South Sudan marked the one-year anniversary of its independence from Sudan on 9 July, with the official Twitter account of the Government of South Sudan (GRSS) sharing its optimism for the future, and President Salva Kiir vowing to work towards … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up: August 22-26

Your top stories from the world of #RtoP, #MAPrev, and #CivPro. Find us on Twitter and Facebook. Libya In a week of extraordinary developments, the Libyan rebels moved quickly on Tripoli and gained control of most of the city, with … Continue reading

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#R2P10: R2P might be faltering, but it is not yet fallen

The strength of the R2P agenda is not to be equated with the frequency of humanitarian interventions By Gregor Hofmann Ten years after its unanimous acknowledgment by the UN General Assembly, does the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) actually find support … Continue reading

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Remembering Srebrenica

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the commission of genocide in Srebrenica in which, under the protection of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) the Bosnian Serb Army (BSA) brutally killed over 8,000 Muslim men and boys, throwing their … Continue reading

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#R2P10: Reflections on the Responsibility to Protect at 10, Part 2: Unfinished Institutional Work

The following is the second part of Dr. Alex Bellamy’s introduction to the new RtoP at 10 blog series. Part 1 provided a general overview of RtoP 10 years since its adoption at the World Summit, as well as an … Continue reading

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#RtoPWeekly: 30 September – 4 October

This Week in Focus: Plan of Action on Hate Speech and the RtoP The 74th session of the UN General Assembly has come to a close, but not without several interesting and notable RtoP-related conversations. One event entitled, “Confronting Hate … Continue reading

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#RtoP Weekly: 15 – 17 April

This week in focus: Genocide Today: The Yazidis (2014- present) Continuing to recognize Genocide Awareness Month, the ICRtoP turns its attention to ongoing atrocities, taking a look at the genocide of the Yazidi people at the hands of the Islamic … Continue reading

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#RtoP Weekly: 8 – 12 April

This week in focus: Kwibuka 25 : Remembering the Rwandan Genocide 7 April marked the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Over a 100-day period, nearly 800,000 Rwandans died in the genocide, making it the quickest of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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