There’s Hope for R2P

by: Art Eggleton The crisis in Syria has once again put humanitarian intervention in the spotlight. Many are using this deadlock to claim that the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine is dead. Without doubt, there are issues that need to be overcome. But R2P is far from dead. Actually, its future is encouraging. I am […]

The Security Council and the Future of Intervention

by: Sir Jeremy Greenstock Intervention to protect populations from mass violations of human rights remains highly contentious and difficult. The ‘landmark’ consensus on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and its universal endorsement at the 2005 World Summit feels distant today when seen in light of Russia’s political statements on intervention in Ukraine, as well as […]

20 Years Since Rwanda

  On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the continuing debate surrounding the future of the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) norm – used to abrogate sovereignty norms in cases of human rights abuses – has once again reared its head. This series, developed in partnership with the Montreal Institute for Genocide […]

The Return Of Africa’s Stolen Artifacts

George Clooney And The Return Of Africa’s Stolen Artifacts Dr Chika Ezeanya.     Much of the inhabitants of Africa south of the Sahara experience a mostly undiagnosed, but overwhelming sense of mental displacement. The existing state of diminished self-awareness among Africans can be traced to historical antecedents such as the unchecked looting of the […]

Mobilizing Social Media for Human Rights

An interview with Peter Bouckaert from Human Rights WatchMobilizing Social Media for Human Rights March 17, 2014. Peter Bouckaert is the emergencies director at Human Rights Watch specializing in the laws of war. He was previously part of fact-finding missions to Lebanon, Kosovo, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Macedonia, Indonesia, Uganda, […]