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Workshops&Conferences: Responsibility to Protect: The Case of Sudan

Date: 09/29/06
Times: 09:30AM - 04:30PM
Description: One year ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on the Responsibility to Protect, uniformly asserting that the international community has a responsibility to act when governments fail to protect their most vulnerable population. Today, one year later, large scale humanitarian crises and genocides continue and worsen around the world. It is time to assess how the adoption of the Responsibility to Protect is being implemented. No case is better to discuss than the ongoing crisis in Sudan. With the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping force coming to an end in Darfur, the Sudanese government rejecting a new UN Peacekeeping force for the area and the implementation of several peace agreements in the region hanging in the balance, we will examine what the Responsibility to Protect really means. Among the issues to be discussed are the conceptual framework of the Responsibility to Protect, the complexities surrounding the Darfur conflict as well as the challenges to meaningfully implement the Responsibility to Protect. In this context, panelists will also discuss prospects for a comprehensive and sustainable peace in Sudan and the need to expand the peacekeeping mandate in the region to fulfill the Responsibility to Protect. If you are interested in attending, please register with the Office of Special Events at secle@wcl.american.e du or call (202) 274-4400. Lunch will be served.
Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/conferences.cfm
Location: Rm. 603
Contact Name: Amelia Parker
Contact Phone: (202) 274-4180
Contact Email: humlaw@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 07/26/06
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