The Writings of African-Americans®: What is Responsibility to Protect (RtoP or R2P)?

Crisis Reporting by Tres M. Scott on The Writings of African Americans
Crisis Reporting by Tres M. Scott on The Writings of African Americans
The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP or R2P) is a rule or belief governing behavior or a standard (principles or norms) of supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, not a special right, advantage, or immunity granted  only to one person or group of people (sovereignty not privilege) that prevents and halts:

  • Genocide,
  • War Crimes,
  • Crimes against Humanity, and
  • Ethnic Cleasing.

A state (country) has the responsiblity to protect its population, if unable the International community has responsibility to assist the state by building its capacity.

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