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Responsibility to Protect Working Group
United States Institute of Peace
 
(…) Jointly organized by the United States Institute of Peace, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Brookings Institution, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) working group seeks to increase understanding of R2P and identify concrete steps to bolster the political will of U.S. decision-makers to respond in a timely manner to threats of genocide, crimes against humanity and other mass atrocities in this emerging national norm.
 
Current events in Libya and elsewhere serve as tragic reminders that the world continues to struggle to mobilize timely and effective action when governments attack their own people. The concept of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing is one of the most important developments in the effort to eradicate mass atrocities. (…)
 
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Presidential Special Envoy to Sudan Richard Williamson co-chair the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) working group, which includes former U.S. government officials, academics, foreign policy experts, political consultants and media professionals and aims to:
 
Enhance understanding of the barriers to the prevention of genocide, crimes against humanity and other mass atrocities identified in R2P
 
Assess how R2P has worked in practice in relevant cases
 
Identify concrete steps to bolster the political will of U.S. decision-makers to respond in a timely manner to threats of mass atrocities (…)
 
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