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Council of Europe shows support for RtoP in document on priorities for 66th session of the General Assembly
EU Priorities for the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
Council of the European Union
10 June 2011

"(...) 5.The EU reiterates its support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and welcomes the adoption of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions 1970, 1973 and 1975 (2011) which confirmed the increasing relevance of the ICC for international peace and security. The EU remains committed to the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes of international concern and emphasizes that justice is a key factor for lasting peace. We welcome the adoption of resolutions 1954, 1955 and 1966 (2010) and note that the existing subvention granted at the end of 2010 by the General Assembly of the United Nations will help the Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL) to achieve its mission in 2012. The EU is committed to the preservation of the legacy and integrity of the work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and SCSL. The EU recalls UNSC Resolution 1757 (2007) on the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and supports the continuation of the Tribunal’s work in fulfilling its mandate.

6. The EU will strive for the operationalization of the concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) on the basis that the concept is not open for renegotiation. The EU will apply a “narrow but deep approach” to R2P-related policies and will particularly focus on its preventive pillar. The EU welcomes the reference to this concept in UNSC Resolutions 1970, 1973 and 1975 (2011). (...)"
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