23 August 2012
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New At a Glance – Sanctions
Final document in series on “third pillar” tools of RtoP
ICRtoP is pleased to announce the final publication in the At a Glance series on “third pillar” tools. The latest At a Glance covers targeted sanctions, and the role they play in pressuring and compelling governments to uphold their commitment to protect populations from mass atrocities. The document provides an overview of the role of the the United Nations (UN), regional organizations, national governments, private companies and civil society, as well the challenges facing the design and success of sanctions. Previous publications in this series have focused on preventive diplomacy, regional and international justice, civilian and military capacity and fact-finding and assessment mechanisms.
Since 2009, the UN General Assembly has held an annual informal, interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP, R2P). The dialogues are based in part on reports published by the UN Secretary-General ahead of the meetings and are an opportunity for Member States, regional and sub-regional organizations and civil society to discuss the norm’s implementation and assess best practices from past crisis situations. This year, the General Assembly plans to discuss the broad range of political, economic, humanitarian and, if necessary, military response measures available to actors at the national, regional, and international levels within the "third pillar" of the Responsibility to Protect. See the Secretary-General's most recent report, to be considered ahead of this year's dialogue, Responsibility to Protect: Timely and Decisive Response.
See ICRtoP's previous At a Glance publications:
Please see Third pillar" tools At a Glance – Sanctions