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ICRtoP launches new Toolkit on the Responsibility to Protect
 
The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) is excited to share with you the Coalition’s latest educational tool - a new and comprehensive Toolkit on the Responsibility to Protect. As you know, ICRtoP has strived since 2009 to assist civil society actors around the world as they raise awareness of and build support for the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP, R2P), an emerging international norm to prevent and halt genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing. To this end, ICRtoP members and partners across all regions hold workshops and public events, release publications and participate in meetings on issues related to mass atrocities prevention. As awareness of RtoP has increased around the world, so have initiatives by civil society organizations, policymakers, security sector representatives, academics, and others to further improve understanding of the norm and how it can be implemented among actors at all levels.
 
By releasing this toolkit, we hope to enhance widespread access to comprehensive teaching tools on the Responsibility to Protect and allow anyone, anywhere to undertake these activities on their own.
 
The array of information included in the toolkit (see an overview below) can facilitate a broad range of awareness raising programs, from workshops exclusively on the Responsibility to Protect to larger programs on human security. Within these forums, you can use this document to:
 
1. Improve understanding of and build support for the Responsibility to Protect among civil society organizations, academics, the media, governments, parliamentarians and regional and sub-regional organizations;
2. Engage in practical discussions with these actors on how they can enhance efforts - through capacity-building, policy development and more – to prevent and respond to genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing.
 
The toolkit provides an overview of:
♦ Why the Responsibility to Protect is necessary and how it developed
The range of non-coercive and coercive measures available to the international community to prevent and respond to RtoP crimes
Recent applications and misapplications of RtoP
Common misconceptions about RtoP
How RtoP relates to other international agendas, including Women, Peace and Security, the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Arms Trade and Diversion, and International Justice
How civil society prevents and protects populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing and how RtoP can strengthen these ongoing efforts
The roles of academics, the media, governments, parliamentarians and regional and sub-regional organizations in advancing and implementing RtoP
Additional resources on RtoP  
 
The toolkit is available on the ICRtoP website. We also encourage any civil society organizations, activists, media representatives, academics, and policymakers to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive a hard-copy of the document. In the coming months, ICRtoP aims to translate the toolkit into other languages, and will keep you abreast of these developments. In the meantime, whether you are teaching a class of 25 students or organizing a conference for 100 activists, we hope this document will be a valuable resource.
 
Access the ICRtoP Toolkit on the Responsibility to Protect or the high-resolution version of the Toolkit.
 
 

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