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Romeo Dallaire, Art Eggleton, and Martha Hall Findlay on Canada and the Responsibility to Protect.

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11 October, 2012
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The CIC covered a panel discussion presented by the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights: “International Crises: Should Canada Intervene to Protect Human Rights?” The panel featured Senator Romeo Dallaire, Senator Art Eggleton, and Martha Hall Findlay, and was moderated by the National Post‘s Jonathan Kay. The participants answered questions from the CIC on where the Responsibility to Protect principle stands today, how R2P applies in the cases of Libya and Syria, and Canada’s commitment to R2P going forward.

On the fundamental principles of Responsibility To Protect, and why we’re still learning where to situate preventive action in relation to those principles…

On why the concept of R2P is not at fault for the international community’s failures to protect, and why the implementation of R2P is a process of trial and error…

On why Canada should preserve its peacekeeping capabilities,  and why we have an obligation to lead efforts to strengthen R2P and build a new conceptual framework for peacekeeping today…

On why Canada’s decision to sever diplomatic relations with Iran was the wrong one…

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