Nov 7, 2013
8:00am - 9:30am    |    Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews (NYU)

What: A round-table discussion on “Syria and the Future of the Responsibility to Protect” hosted by Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

Where: Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews (NYU)

When: November 7, 2013, 8 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. Please RSVP by sending an email to Space is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Breakfast and coffee will be served.

About: R2P enthusiasts have called the responsibility to protect (R2P) an “emerging norm” of international law – a “norm”, however, which has so far failed to prompt the international community to adopt a consistent practice of atrocity prevention. The mass atrocities committed by the Syrian regime against its own people and especially the UN Security Council’s failure to live up to its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security have only served to underline the contested status of the concept of R2P. This event brings together R2P scholars and practitioners to discuss the legal and political implications of the Syrian crisis for the future development of the responsibility to protect.


Martin Rauchbauer, Director, Deutsches Haus at NYU.


Simon Adams, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

Joern Eiermann, Adviser, Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations. 

William Pace, Executive Director, World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy. 

Theresa Reinold, Hauser Global Fellow, New York University School of Law. 

Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School.



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