21 Nov 2011
SYRIA AT THE CROSSROADS: UN General Assembly Must Uphold their Responsibility to Protect
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect issued a Press Release prior to a vote in the UN General Assembly on a Resolution regarding the situation in Syria. In keeping with United Nations member states' 2005 commitment to the Responsibility to Protect, the General Assembly has an important role to play in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes. This role becomes critical in situations like Syria where tanks and warships have been unleashed against civilians and the Security Council has failed to act.