or R·to P
[ ahr-tuh-pee ]
/ ˈɑr təˈpi /
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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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How to use R2P in a sentence
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|John Prendergast|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Russians, who abstained rather than using their veto, were horrified to see how quickly R2P morphed into regime change.The U.N. Sanctions Intervening to Protect Civilians, So Why Not in Syria?|Lindsey Hilsum|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The intervention also demonstrates the limits to the R2P doctrine itself.The U.N. Sanctions Intervening to Protect Civilians, So Why Not in Syria?|Lindsey Hilsum|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was as textbook a fulfillment of “R2P,” or “responsibility to protect,” as one could imagine.
If a true R2P situation arises, then Obama will have to make some decisions.