Report of the High Level Advisory Panel on the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia

Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asis

September 9, 2014

 

Authors: 

Surin Pitsuwan (chair)
Hung Nguyen Duy
Makarim Wibisono
Marina Mahthair
Alberto Romulo

Summary:

 

Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia could make a significant contribution to the establishment of a ‘sharing and caring’ ASEAN Community, which the Association’s Member States aspire to achieve in 2015. The responsibilities of protection stem not just from international law and global commitments made by the region’s governments at the United Nations, but also from the commitments that ASEAN Member States have made to each other. The concepts and norms of the Responsibility to Protect converge with ASEAN’s vision of a peaceful, just, democratic, people-centered and caring community in Southeast Asia. As such, the Responsibility to Protect provides ASEAN with a major pathway towards realizing its vision of a caring and sharing community in Southeast Asia and supports ASEAN’s responsibility to care for the protection of its own people. 

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