Responsibility to protect

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The Responsibility to Protect (R2P or RtoP) is a global political commitment which was endorsed by all member states of the United Nations at the 2005 World Summit in order to address its four key concerns to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.[1][2] It has been used to justify the Western-led destruction of Socialist Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, and Libya in 2011.

It was also attempted in Syria but was blocked by Russian and Chinese diplomats which claimed that the US had abused the R2P doctrine to carry out its own imperialist aims.[3]

In the wake of the 2021 protests in Myanmar, there have been repeated calls by NED-funded protestors for the R2P to be implemented, thus inviting regime change into the country. [4]


  1. "Responsibility to Protect – Office of The Special Adviser on The Prevention of Genocide". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  2. "About the Responsibility to Protect". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  4. near 18:39 timestamp of Does US meddling in Myanmar risk Syria/Libya-style war? by The Grayzone April 13 2021