The following article by Lloyd Axworthy, a Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect Patron, and Allan Rock, discusses action that must be taken by the UN in order to prevent further atrocities and protect civilians in Syria.
As the author's note:
The "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine was intended to move the international community beyond ad hoc interventions towards a more principled and predictable approach -- with the primary focus on the security of civilians. After success in Libya, Syria represents a step back to our old ways. It is time to refocus and re-energize international protection efforts under the aegis of the newly re-elected American president.
The article, which appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, can be accessed via the following link:
UN must step in to protect Syrians