Video: ECOWAS and Responsibility to Protect
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
8 June 2012
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has released a short video regarding the role of ECOWAS in implementing the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP); steps they have taken to operationalize RtoP, capacity gaps and ways forward.
An ECOWAS Regional Policy Forum on the Responsibility to Protect is scheduled from 11 – 12 June 2012 during which participants are expected to critically examine existing ECOWAS policies and institutions for protecting populations form genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. “ECOWAS is on a sensitization mission to remind Member States of their commitment made at the 2005 United Nations World Summit to unanimously protect their populations from the threat of such atrocities.”
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