The humanitarian crises of the 1990s led the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) to formulate the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2001. R2P was unanimously affirmed by the UN nations and the UN Security Council (UNSC) at the UN World Summit in 2005.
Identify a time when the U.S. was confronted with its Responsibility to Protect foreign citizens. What did we do? Did we fulfill our responsibility? What did our actions cost us? Was it worth it?
The Responsibility to Protect is a document that reiterates the need for individual states and the international community to protect its citizens from humanitarian crises like genocide, war crimes and against humanity among others pertaining to it. This doctrine was endorsed in 2005 UN World Summit meeting and where member states committed to the principle of provision of responsibility to protect her citizens. This paper will provide a comprehensive insight into the application of this principle putting United States into context especially with regards to foreign citizens so as to actually appreciate the sovereignty and sanctity that comes with humanity and will exploit whether it was worth an action to commit