The Responsibilty to Protect

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Genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity

mandag 28. april 2008, kl. 13:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Utenriksdepartementet, NUPI og ICG

Inngang: Billett

Open seminar
In 2005, world leaders reaffirmed that states have the primary responsibility to protect their own populations, but that the international community must act when these governments fail. Is the international community willing to take the necessary action to protect civilians, through peaceful, preventive action, but also, in exceptional cases, through the use of force? Does the “Responsibility to protect” principle challenge or complement existing international law?

A conversation between
General Wesley Clark, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Mr Raymond Johansen, State secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Ms Cheryl Carolus, Former High Comissioner to the UK and Secretary General of the ANC, South Africa
Rt Hon the Lord PATTEN of Barnes, Former European Commissioner for External Relations, Governor of Hong Kong and UK Cabinet Minister; Chancellor of Oxford University
Mr Gareth Evans, President of International Crisis Group, former Foreign Minister, Australia
Professor Ghassan Salamé, Former Minister, Lebanon; Professor of International Relations, Paris
Ms Aye Obe, Former Chair of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, Nigeria 

Moderator: Jan Egeland, NUPI

Registration: seminar@nupi.no

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