15 Apr 2013
Event summary & brief: "The UN's role in genocide prevention and the Responsibility to Protect: Theory and Practice"
On 15 April 2013, Lord Hannay (Chair of UNA-UK APPG) chaired the panel of genocide prevention experts, who all spoke for ten minutes before the floor was opened for questions. The meeting was held in order to engage British parliamentarians with recent developments of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), some of the problems facing R2P and possible solutions. The growing emphasis of the roles parliamentarians have to play in genocide prevention and the implementation of R2P formed a major thread of the discussion.
The speakers were UN Special Advisor for Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng; Former UN Special Advisor for the Responsibility to Protect Professor Ed Luck; Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect Dr Simon Adams; Senior Deputy Director, Will to Intervene Project, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies Kyle Matthews.