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R2P Coalition Activities

Recent and Upcoming Events

December 5-7, 2007

The R2P Coalition will be sponsoring a conference led by The Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law called “Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court: America’s New Priorities”. The goal of the conference is to develop recommendations on how the U.N. should take steps domestically and work with other governments and international institutions to implement the R2P principle. Within this framework, the conference will focus on two topics and develop recommendations on initiatives pertaining to the International Criminal Court and the United Nations: how to enable the U.S. to join, within a reasonable period of time, the ICC as a State Party, and how to ensure that the U.N. and the ICC can be better equipped with the means to deter and react to atrocity crimes, in particular through an enforcement mechanism with the legitimacy and capacity to arrest indicted fugitives of the ICC.

March 13-14, 2007
Stopping Mass Atrocities: An International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect

The R2P Coalition joined with the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley to take up issues on how state governments can be encouraged to stop genocide and other mass atrocities. The conference brought together an international assembly of policymakers, legislators, philanthropists, religious leaders, scholars and activists to discuss the "responsibility to protect" and move the concept from principle to practice.

November 14-17, 2007

The Responsibility to Protect: A Strategy for Engaging America

Called the most in depth conversation on the doctrine of the responsibility to protect since the release of the ICISS report, leading human rights, religious, advocacy, communication and policy experts gathered in Chicago, IL, at the invitation of the R2P Coalition, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the International Crisis Group, to develop a strategy intended to engage America on its responsibility to protect populations from genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – so-called atrocity crimes. Participants strongly felt that R2P offers a much needed new direction for America’s foreign policy, and that the US’s support to R2P is critical to fulfill its promise. The US leadership on R2P will be essential for this new global moral compact to move from rhetoric to action.

Resolutions

The R2P Coalition believes that an appropriate change in U.S. foreign policy is possible. We have had tremendous success with our resolution campaign thanks to the commitment and passion of locally-elected officials and organizations engaged in social change. Below is a list of the current local and state resolutions that have been successfully endorsed, helping the Coalition move forward our goal of getting R2P on the agenda of Congress and the media.

Resolution on the Responsibility to Protect by the Council of the City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, March 2007

Proclamation pertaining to the Resolution on the Responsibility to Protect by the Council of the City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, March 2007

Resolution in Support of the UN’s “Responsibility to Protect” Doctrine, Illinois General Assembly, 9 January 2007
Resolution on the Responsibility to Protect, Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, 18 September 2006
Resolution on the Responsibility to Protect, City Council of the City of Chicago, 13 September 2006

Quarterly Updates

2007 Updates

The third quarterly edition of the R2P Bulletin was sent to subscribers. An online version is available here. In order to subscribe yourself, please select Join Us! from the menu on the left.

The second quarterly edition of the R2P Bulletin was sent to subscribers. An online version is available here. In order to subscribe yourself, please select Join Us! from the menu on the left.

The first quarterly edition of the R2P Bulletin was sent to subscribers. An online version is available here. In order to subscribe yourself, please select Join Us! from the menu on the left.

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