Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quote of the Week: Desmond Tutu on the Responsibility to Protect

"What is to be done when a government is unwilling or unable to stop mass atrocities being committed within its borders? …The place to start is with prevention: through measures aimed in particular at building state capacity, remedying grievances, and ensuring the rule of law.… It is by preventing, rather than reacting, that we can truly fulfill our shared responsibility to end the worst forms of human rights abuses."~Archbishop Desmond Tutu, op-ed published in the International Herald Tribune

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