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Panel Discussions - Monday, June 30, 2008

Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

IPI recently held a panel discussion to launch its new report, "Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges for the United Nations and the International Community in the 21st Century."

The report stems from a two-day roundtable in Stellenbosch, South Africa, jointly-convened by IPI, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), and the Office of the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide (SAPG). The report addresses lessons from six case studies--Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Darfur--and poses a series of broader conclusions, identifying issues for further action.

IPI Senior Vice President and Director of Studies Edward C. Luck chaired the breakfast event and spoke about his role as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, working on the responsibility to protect. The panel discussion featured remarks by Dr. Adekeye Adebajo of CCR, Dr. Francis M. Deng, SAPG, and Dr. Margaret Vogt of the UN Department of Political Affairs.

The report is the first in The Responsibility to Protect Occasional Paper Series. Electronic copies are available for download here.

Chair
Dr. Edward C. Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies,
International Peace Institute; Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General

Speakers
Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director,
Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town

Dr. Francis M. Deng,
Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General for the Prevention of Genocide

Dr. Margaret Vogt, Deputy Director,
Africa I Division, UN Department of Political Affairs

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