Transatlantic Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

The international community in the past decade has failed to adequately respond to reports of mass atrocities and mitigate increasingly complex intra-state and inter-state conflicts around the world. The necessity to establish international norms and cooperation to protect civilians in conflicts is of an urgent nature.

The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in collaboration with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, hosted a Transatlantic Dialogue aimed at discussing the best practices to build national capacity in Europe and North America to prevent the outbreak of mass atrocities, the importance of involving international organizations and regional organizations, and the necessity to understand mass atrocities in the greater global system as an international security threat, rather than a regional one.

The dialogue aimed to provide a substantial contribution to the debate regarding the R2P, developing the best practices possible to mitigate conflict in a comprehensive and cohesive approach.

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