The 'Responsibility To Protect' In Syria And Beyond
February 6, 2012 12:02:00 pm
Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
David Bosco, assistant professor of international politics, American University
After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, world leaders vowed that such mass atrocities could never be allowed to happen again. In 2005, the U.N. adopted the Responsibility to Protect, a set of principles to guide the response of the international community if a government fails to protect its population.