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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).

11 Jul 2018 description

Armed groups target religious leaders in Central African Republic

04 Jul 2018 description

South Sudan’s latest failed peace agreement

16 May 2018 description

Israeli Army kills 58 Palestinian protestors on Gaza border

On Monday, 14 May, at least 58 Palestinians were killed and 2,700 wounded by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during mass demonstrations along the border between Gaza and Israel. While the majority of protesters participated peacefully, some threw rocks at the IDF and flew flaming kites into Israeli territory. Israeli troops, including snipers, responded to the protests with live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas. At least six children and a healthcare worker were among those shot and killed.

09 May 2018 description

Nigeria battles to restore security in the northeast

25 Apr 2018 description

Airstrikes and atrocities continue in Yemen

On Sunday, 22 April, an airstrike on a wedding party in northwestern Yemen killed at least 21 people, including children. Two days earlier at least 20 civilians were killed in another airstrike on a vehicle in Taizz governorate. It is suspected that both airstrikes were carried out by the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led military coalition that is battling Houthi rebels who still control much of Yemen, including the capital, Sana’a.

28 Mar 2018 description

Three years of atrocities and humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen

Monday, 26 March, marked three years since the escalation of the armed conflict in Yemen, where violence between Houthi rebels, members of the General People's Congress (GPC) and various pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led military coalition, has created the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

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).

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).

15 Nov 2017 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).

11 Oct 2017 description

The "List of Shame": Children and Armed Conflict

Last Thursday, 5 October, the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict was presented to the UN Security Council. Many of the grave violations outlined within the report - including the recruitment of child soldiers, targeting of civilian infrastructure, and indiscriminate use of weapons in civilian areas - constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

15 Sep 2017 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).

17 Jul 2017 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).

17 Jul 2017 description

Today the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect celebrates the World Day for International Justice. Holding perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable for their actions plays an essential role in delivering justice for victims of mass atrocity crimes and preventing their recurrence. Every state, and the international community as a whole, has a role to play in this historic battle against impunity.

12 Jul 2017 description

Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

Iraq

On 9 July the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, announced the successful liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), marking the formal end of the military offensive that began on 17 October 2016.

05 Jul 2017 description

Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

Central African Republic

15 May 2017 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 May 2017 description

More than a year and a half after the signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, it is time for the international community to recognize that the peace process has failed. Recent months have seen renewed military offensives by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), South Sudan’s official armed forces, resulting in thousands of civilians being displaced.