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15 Nov 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

07 Nov 2018 description

Nobel Peace Prize brings global attention to epidemic of sexual violence in the DRC

24 Oct 2018 description

Inter-communal violence threatens civilians in northern Nigeria

On Sunday, 21 October, government authorities in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State deployed a “Special Intervention Force” and imposed a 24-hour curfew in the region. The curfew was in response to inter-communal violence that erupted over the weekend in Kaduna city, just days after 55 people were killed during clashes in the town of Kasuwan Magani.

17 Sep 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »

01 Aug 2018 description

Ongoing violence threatens upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

16 Jul 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

04 Jul 2018 description

South Sudan’s latest failed peace agreement

15 May 2018 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 39 looks at developments in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar (Burma), Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Burundi, Iraq and Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

02 May 2018 description

UN Security Council visits Rakhine State as Myanmar’s Army intensifies attacks on Kachin civilians

15 Mar 2018 description
  • The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

07 Mar 2018 description

Growing inter-communal violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Inter-communal violence continues to increase in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since December tensions have been rising between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups in Ituri province regarding the control of disputed land. At least 45 people were killed on 1 and 2 March after a major Lendu attack on the village of Maze.

14 Feb 2018 description

22,000 Congolese flee renewed ethnic violence in the northeast

Ethnic violence between members of the Hema and Lendu communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens tens of thousands of civilians in the northeast of the country. During the last week several villages have been completely abandoned in Ituri province, while others have been burnt down. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), over 22,000 people have fled across Lake Albert to Uganda since violence broke out on 2 February.

31 Jan 2018 description

Extrajudicial killings increase by 146% in Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 24 January the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) released its annual statistics, documenting at least 6,495 human rights violations during 2017. State security forces perpetrated 61 percent of the violations, including 1,176 extrajudicial and arbitrary executions – a 146 percent increase as compared to 2016.

16 Jan 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

20 Dec 2017 description

1,000 Days of War and Atrocities in Yemen

Today, 20 December, marks 1,000 days since a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates responded to a request by the government of Yemen for regional military intervention. The UN estimates that at least 5,500 civilians have been killed since March 2015, although accurate reporting is impossible and the actual death toll is considered to be much higher.

13 Dec 2017 description

Another Grim Anniversary in South Sudan

This Friday, 15 December, will mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the civil war in South Sudan. Since December 2013 the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and various armed groups, including the SPLA in Opposition (SPLA-IO), have perpetrated atrocities against civilians, including indiscriminate and targeted killings, and widespread sexual violence.