On 26 April 2012, Daniel Fiott (Madariage Foundation, now IES), Robert Zuber (Global Action to Prevent War) and myself co-organized a day-long international conference in cooperation with the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, the Madariaga Foundation, the Global Action to Prevent War and the Global Governance Institute and with support from the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. The conference examined the challenges, limitations and effectiveness of actual implementation issues related to the responsibility to protect norm.
The keynote speech was given by MEP Franziska Brantner (now Member of the German Parliament) and some excellent discussions emerged with input from UN, EU, NGO academic representatives. The event drew a crowd of approx. 100 representatives and the discussions served for a wide range of further publications, such as Daniel's and my The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalization, Palgrave Macmillan.
Click here for the Programme
Click here of the List of Participants
Responsibility to Protect, Responsibility to Rebuild: Lessons from Libya (with CEPS, GGI, Vesalius College)
In Apri 2012, I organized an expert workshop on the Responsibility to Protect and the Responsibility to Rebuild in relation to major lessons learned from Libya. Speakers included Daniel Fiott (IES), Dr Hylke Dijkstra (Maastricht), Robert Zuber (Global Action to Prevent War) and Jolyon Howorth (Yale University).
You can read a brief workshop report, HERE.