The Government of the State of Qatar, in association with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), co-hosted the seventh annual meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points in Doha, Qatar, from 24 to 25 April. This was the first meeting of the Global Network to take place in the Middle East region. The meeting brought together senior government officials from more than 40 countries as well as representatives from the European Union and United Nations.
During the meeting participants discussed challenges and opportunities for accountability for mass atrocity crimes, the global rise in hate speech and xenophobia, as well as the ongoing refugee crisis and its impact upon efforts to prevent and halt genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The interactive discussion gave R2P Focal Points an opportunity to exchange ideas regarding how they can personally contribute to their government’s approach to mass atrocity prevention.
A full summary of the meeting is available for download below.