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The Clock is Ticking

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May 21, 2014

Over 50 countries are pushing for the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court. Why, asks Naomi Kikoler, is Canada not one?

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In Defense of R2P

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June 28, 2011

Roland and André have raised some important points about the limitations of the principle of R2P, and how these limitations manifest in the case of Libya. While I’m not necessarily trying to position myself as an ‘advocate’ of R2P per se, I think there are two issues worth raising in defense of the principle (and […]

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R2P v. ICC?

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June 25, 2011

I continue to believe that military intervention was warranted in the face of Muammar Qaddafi’s explicit threats against the population of Benghazi. But it’s also true that humanitarian intervention creates its own problems, including those which André identified in his latest post on the difficulties of implementing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in practice. Let […]