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The Responsibility to Protect and its Applicability in Latin America
La Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES)
May 2012
 
La Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES), a founding Steering Committee member of the ICRtoP, has released the thirty-fifth issue of the journal Pensamiento Propio. This edition, The Responsibility to Protect: A Latin American Perspective, focuses on the goal of fostering further debate on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) in Latin America and features contributions focusing on different national and regional perspectives on the norm.
 
The Responsibility to Protect: A Latin American Perspective features articles by:
• William Pace, Civil Society, Latin America, and the Development of RtoP
Thiago Rodrigues and Graziene Carneiro de Souza, Responsibility to Protect and ‘Responsibility to React’: Last Resort of a New Global Security Device
Juan José Lucci, The Responsibility to Protect and the Five Permanent Members Interests: The Cases of Darfur, Myanmar and Syria
Thomas Legler, The Regional Institutions and the Responsibility to Protect – The Presidential Axis
Ricardo Arredondo, The Argentine Government and the Responsibility to Protect – Signs of Change?
Alfredo Toro Carnevali, The Responsibility to Protect Concept – The Perspective of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other Developing Countries
Pablo César Rosales Zamora, The Responsibility to Protect and the Armed Conflict in Colombia 
 
This issue also includes the Brazilian note Responsibility while Protecting: elements for the development and promotion of a concept, with articles by Gilberto Rodrigues (Responsibility while Protecting – Motivations, Content and Changes), and Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo (Responsibility to Protect – The Brazilian Perspective) reflecting on the proposed concept. The statements by Hon. Gareth Evans given before the 21 February 2012 informal dialogue on ‘responsibility while protecting’ hosted by the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, the statement delivered by Dr. Edward Luck, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, before the 12 July 2011 General Assembly informal dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect, and a review by Raúl Allard N. of the text The Dark Side of Globalization are also featured in this journal edition.
 
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