Friday, March 7, 2008
Go On! Responsibility to Protect
(Go On! is an occasional item on some symposia of interest) The responsibility to protect vulnerable populations outside their own states from genocide and other mass atrocities is an international legal principle embraced by the UN Security Council and, in 2005, by 150 world leaders. A conference entitled The Responsibility to Protect: A Framework for Confronting Identity-based Atrocities, to be held March 10 and 11 by the Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at the Cardozo School of Law, seeks to concretize the legal and political content of this doctrine and to address challenges to its implementation. Additional conference partners include the International Crisis Group, Minority Rights Group International, the Institute for the Study of Genocide, and the Institute for Global Policy. Speakers include Heidi Hulan, Counselor, Political Affairs for the Canadian Mission to the UN; Professor Sheri Rosenberg of Cardozo (pictured above left); Mirna Adjami of the Open Society Justice Initiative (pictured above right); Professor Dina Haynes of the New England School of Law (pictured left); and Victoria Holt of the Henry L. Stimson Center.