[Event Summary] 11 July Civil society Perspectives: Reflections on the role of regional organizations in implementing RtoP and the application of RtoP to country cases
Civil Society Perspectives:
Role of Regional Organizations in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect and Reflections on the Application of RtoP to Country Cases
11 July, 2011
Church Center, 2nd floor
New York, NY
On 12 July 2011, the UN General Assembly convened its 3rd annual informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), which focused on the role of regional and sub-regional organizations in implementing the Responsibility to Protect.
In preparation for the dialogue, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), the Stanley Foundation, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) hosted a half day panel featuring civil society perspectives on how RtoP has been strengthened and implemented by regional organizations as well as reflections on the application of RtoP in country situations such as Libya, Côte D’Ivoire, Guinea, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Kenya.
Edward Luck, Special Advisor on RtoP opened the event and Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, provided the keynote address.