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The responsibility to protect: the international duty to defend the vulnerable [WP700]

  • How can the international community act more effectively to prevent major humanitarian violations, minimise the damage when they occur, and help rebuild societies?
  • How well adapted are national and international systems to addressing internal war, resource conflict, and armed responses by non-state actors?
  • Have the UN and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set a new agenda for effective protection?

Further information

Responsibility to protect – carrying the burden?

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