R2P in Gaza: A Long Overdue Debate by Coralie Hindawi

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It seems that non-state actors have a role to play, most particularly when both the state(s) in charge and the UN Security Council are unable or unwilling to take action to protect a population against the most serious international crimes. And it seems that in Palestine/Israel, they have been playing that role for a long time already. In spite of a decade-long international paralysis, the vitality of individual activism for peace and justice in Palestine/Israel points at a much-neglected dimension of R2P that deserves proper acknowledgement, credit, and encouragement. After all, didn’t the UN Secretary General remind us on various occasions that the prevention of genocide is both a collective and individual responsibility?

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