Responsibility to Protect
Research, Bibliography, Background - Supplementary Volume to the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State SovereigntyeBook - 2001
In his Millennium Report to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged the international community to address the real dilemmas posed by intervention and sovereignty. The independent International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) was established by the Canadian government in September 2000 to respond to that challenge. After a year of intense worldwide consultations and debate, the Commission now presents this path-breaking report. With its central theme of the "responsibility to protect," the report underlines the primary responsibility of sovereign states to protect their own citizens from avoidable catastrophe - from mass murder, from large scale loss of life and rape, from starvation. But when they are unwilling or unable to do so, that responsibility must be borne by the broader community of states - there must be no more Rwandas or Srebrenicas.
Publisher: Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 2001
Copyright Date: ©2001
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (427 pages)