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Does the World Have a Responsibility to Protect Myanmar?

Democracy activists are invoking a controversial international norm to demand outside intervention.

As pro-democracy demonstrations in Myanmar continue in the wake of the February 1 coup, many protesters within the country are taking to the streets and directly calling for the implementation of Responsibility to…

  • Clara McMichael
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Responsibility to Protect, known colloquially as R2P, is a U.N. principle that is used when the government of a country fails to protect its own citizens from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing or crimes against humanity…

The norm was developed after the international community failed to prevent genocides in the Balkans, Kosovo…

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