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- responsibility to protect: the global principle that nations have an obligation to protect their populations against genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity, and that the international community must assist if necessary: The United Nations invoked R2P to authorize delivery of humanitarian aid.
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Examples from the Web for r2p
During the dozen years or so since the R2P concept was formulated, its application has been complicated and ad hoc.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda
April 8, 2014
The intervention also demonstrates the limits to the R2P doctrine itself.The U.N. Sanctions Intervening to Protect Civilians, So Why Not in Syria?
June 8, 2012
It was as textbook a fulfillment of “R2P,” or “responsibility to protect,” as one could imagine.Obama’s True Claim to Fame
August 24, 2011