ICRtoP and Permanent Peace Movement to hold the Coalition’s first RtoP roundtable in the MENA region
The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect is partnering with Lebanon-based Coalition member, the Permanent Peace Movement (PPM), to hold its first ever roundtable discussion on the Responsibility to Protect in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The event, which will take place on 17 & 18 December 2012, will include a workshop on the norm for regional and national diplomats and civil society organizations in the region. Participants will discuss how the Responsibility to Protect developed and its basis in existing international law; how the norm relates to other agendas including disarmament, women’s rights, and the protection of civilians in armed conflict; how national and regional actors can implement the norm; and recent case studies in the MENA region. The roundtable discussion will focus on how to enhance regional awareness and understanding of as well as support for the norm.
To date, activity on the Responsibility to Protect in the Middle East and North Africa has been limited. ICRtoP and PPM look forward to working together to engage new partners in the region to advance the norm.
Read the agenda for the workshop. ICRtoP and PPM will release a summary of the event in early 2013.