The Responsibility to Protect: A New International Norm?

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The Responsibility to Protect: A New International Norm?

Time: March 5, 2012 from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Location: Carnegie Council
Street: 170 East 64th Street
City/Town: New York, NY
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Phone: 212-838-4120
Event Type: cnl
Organized By: Carnegie Council
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2012

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Speaker: Herman Schaper

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has declared 2012 the "Year of Prevention." Nearly a year ago the Security Council resolved to intervene militarily in Libya, invoking the principle of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) the civilian population of Libya against its government. Uprisings in the Middle East continue to spark debates about the use of R2P and humanitarian intervention as a foreign policy tool.

In this event, Netherlands Ambassador Herman Schaper will focus on the increasing role of R2P in international relations, and some of the difficult ethical questions that arise as a consequence.

Robin van Puyenbroeck will moderate this event. 

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