Applying "the responsibility to protect" to Libya

UN peacekeeper holding baby

UN peacekeeper holding baby

The Responsibility to Protect, or R2P, focuses on the international community's responsibility to prevent and halt four crimes – genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

Agreed on in 2005 at the United Nations World Summit, the principle is now being discussed in relation to Libya.

Gerry Adams asked Edward Luck, the United Nations Special Advisor for the Responsibility to Protect, why the UN Security Council explicitly cited the principle in relation to what's happening in that country.

Duration: 3’36″

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031