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2018 Summer Internship



All newly-recruited CCR2P personnel go through a mandatory training on the nature, history, and normative and legal underpinnings of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). This training consists of: 

1. A training session which provides an overview of R2P (held twice a year at the Munk School of Global Affairs)

2. A number of readings that will provide you with more in-depth knowledge R2P

3 A short quiz that will help you synthesize this information and solidify your understanding of it (Due 3 weeks from the date of your letter of appointment) 


Training Session:

To be announced by our Director of Recruitment with at least two weeks' prior notice. Those who cannot attend this session due to an illness or schedule conflict with a work or school commitment must attend a subsequent session in the subsequent semester (which are open to all personnel). 


Readings: To be found in our Training Database-- see list below for full information regarding required readings and where to find them in the database. 

Please familiarize yourself with the following documents found in the corresponding folder in the Training Document Database

1.     2005 World Summit Outcome Document (folder of the same name)

2.     2017 R2P Report by the UN Secretary-General (UNSG’s reports on R2P)

3.     GCR2P Summary of 2017 UNGA Dialogue on R2P (UN General Assembly dialogues)

4.     ICRtoP Toolkit on R2P (FAQs on R2P)

5.     CCR2P Open Canada Article on Iraq (main folder)

6.     Background on UN Rights Up Front (main folder)

7.     Report by the Stanley Foundation and the ICRtoP: "Reflections and Recommendations: UN-Civil Society Cooperation to Strengthen Accountability and Prevention Under the Responsibility to Protect" (main folder)


In addition, please review the following five journal articles, which can be found in the “Global R2P Journal Articles” folder in the Training Document Database: 

1. Edward C. Luck. “The Responsibility to Protect: The First Decade.” (13pp)

2. Oliver Stuenkel. “The BRICS and the Future of R2P.” (26pp)

3. Ramesh Thakur and Thomas Weiss. “R2P: From Idea to Norm – and Action?” (32pp)

4. Jennifer M. Welsh. “Turning Words into Deeds: The Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect.” (6pp)

5. Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock. “R2P: A New and Unfinished Agenda.” (16pp)


Finally, if you are looking to further augment your understanding of the norm, optional readings on R2P can be found here: and They are written by members of our Scholars Network and some senior policymakers. 


Quiz on R2P: 

This quiz will test your understanding of R2P and highlight key points of information and nuances in the norm. You certainly may refer to the training documents while taking the quiz, and are encouraged to contact our directors of Research and Recruitment if you have any questions. 


This quiz is due exactly 3 weeks from the date on which your letter of appointment is sent. (E.g. If you receive your letter on the 19th of January, you will need to complete the quiz by the 9th of February). If professional or academic considerations make completion of this quiz within the three-week timeline impossible, please contact and outline the details of your situation. 

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