Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: From Words to Action?

Endast inbjudna · Seminar Hall, Arkadiankatu 23, entrance H (inner courtyard), Helsinki · 14.06.2018 15:00 - 16:30

Endast inbjudna

The principle of the Responsibility to Protect, and its objective of preventing and halting mass atrocities, has been widely accepted. The primary role of states to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is complemented with the responsibilities of the international community. But how is Responsibility to Protect implemented in practice? What can be learnt from experiences so far? What is Finland’s stance on the Responsibility to Protect? How can the International Criminal Court contribute? The aim of the seminar is to bring together various experts to discuss the current standing of the Responsibility to Protect and its implementation.


Marja Lehto

Ambassador, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Hanna S. Tetteh

Co-Facilitator of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan

William Pace

Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Katja Creutz

Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Bart Gaens

Ledande forskare