February 28, 2015 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Mass Violence and Atrocities

Civil Society Perspectives: Ten Years Since the World Summit: Developing A Civil Society Strategy for the Responsibility to Protect: A View from Asia

Invitation Only

As 2015 will mark ten years since the 2005 World Summit which articulated the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), it is a critical time for civil society throughout the world to take this opportunity to assess R2P’s advancement nationally, regionally, and internationally, with the goal of articulating a course of action for the norm’s implementation and how NGOs can further impact its operationalization.

The Stanley Center, in collaboration with the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, will host a civil society expert workshop in the Asia-Pacific Region following the “R2P at 10” conference. The civil society roundtable aims to provide a forum for strategic discussion among civil society participants with expertise on R2P and the region to reflect on the advancement and implementation of atrocity prevention in the Asia-Pacific.  The roundtable will seek to engage participants to identify examples of measures taken, as well as challenges remaining to prevent and respond to atrocity crimes in the Asia-Pacific; discuss how civil society organizations have concretely contributed to atrocity prevention and R2P’s normative development since 2005; and articulate the priorities for R2P going forward, including civil society action in its implementation.


Kelsey Paul Shantz

Program Officer
Mass Violence and Atrocities