Preventing Mass Atrocities
In 2005, the members of the United Nations embraced the idea of a “responsibility to protect” populations from genocide and other mass atrocities. Join us as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour discusses the role her office plays in helping states and the international community fulfill this responsibility. Having recently returned from a visit to Burundi, the Democratic RepublicofCongo, and Rwanda, she will talk about her office’s fieldwork there, as well as share her thoughts on the work of the UN Human Rights Council.
**Please note special time and location.**
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Reception
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meeting
Symposium on International Law and Justice, Session One: International Obligations Toward Victims of Mass Atrocities
Watch experts discuss the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine with regard to the United States' and other governments' response to genocide and mass suffering.
This session was part of the CFR Symposium on International Law and Justice, which was made possible through the generous support of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Session Two of a Council on Foreign Relations Symposium on International Law and Justice: Evolving Norms and U.S. Responses.
Listen to CFR's Matthew C. Waxman discuss his recent Council Special Report, Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.