Chemical weapons in Sudan and the ‘responsibility to protect’ [The New Arab]

 

Powerful nations are losing sight of what the ‘responsibility to protect’ really means

First published in The New Arab on 7 October 2016:

Powerful nations are losing sight of what the responsibility to protect (R2P) really means, as it is often equated with military intervention. But obligations under this principle are much wider, and Sudan is one example that exposes western hypocrisy and its manipulation of R2P.

After years of slumber on Sudan’s plight, something has awoken the beast. Amnesty International waved a file filled with evidence of how President Omar al-Bashir has been using chemical weapons in a merciless military offensive on Jebel Marra, a remote area near Darfur.

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