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The Simons Forum on the Responsibility to Protect: Re-Energizing the Key Players was convened by The Simons Foundation under the auspices of the Simons Visiting Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 22-24 March 2017.

Report of the conference convened by Global Action to Prevent War and its co-sponsors - the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), and the World Federalist Movement of Canada
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY
June 13 - 16, 2012

W2I is a crucial initiative pursuing the prevention of genocide and other crimes against humanity. After Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur, genocide experts understand that pressuring political leaders to stop crimes against humanity before they become genocides has been ineffective. We know what is happening and early warnings are sounded, but governments are slow to react and intervene effectively.
The so-called “right of humanitarian intervention” has been one of the most controversial foreign policy issues of the last decade – both when intervention has happened, as in Kosovo, and when it has failed to happen, as in Rwanda.
Visit Foreign Affairs Magazine (subscription required) to view this article by Lloyd Axworthy, one of The Simons Foundation Canada's Peace Shapers, Michael W. Manulak, and Allan Rock.

By Lloyd Axworthy, Michael W. Manulak, and Allan Rock
Published by Foreign Affairs Magazine (subscription required)
May 15, 2024

Opinion by The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.
Published by the Edmonton Journal
November 30, 2023

Visit The Hill Times at the link below for this commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche, a Peace Leader at The Simons Foundation Canada.