INTERNAL TRAINING (Academic year)
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 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 2 weeks from the date of your letter of appointment)
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
2005 World Summit Outcome Document
R2P Report by the UN Secretary-General
January 2019 issue of Global Centre for R2P’s R2P Monitor.
GCR2P Summary of 2017 UNGA Dialogue on R2P
ICRtoP Toolkit on R2P
“Park and MacDiarmid - When to Invoke Responsibility to Protect - The Case for Iraq”
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"
In addition, please review the following five journal articles:
E. Luck. “The Responsibility to Protect: The First Decade.” (13pp)
Oliver Stuenkel. “The BRICS and the Future of R2P.” (26pp)
Ramesh Thakur and Thomas Weiss. “R2P: From Idea to Norm – and Action?” (32pp)
Jennifer M. Welsh. “Turning Words into Deeds: The Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect.” (6pp)
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: http://opencanada.org/features/the-responsibility-to-protect-10-years-on/ and https://www.opencanada.org/features/seven-reasons-why-r2p-relevant-today/. They are written by members of our Scholars Network and some senior policymakers. You are also more than welcome to read through all readings in the ‘supplementary materials’ folder.
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.
For the Winter 2019 training cycle, the quiz will be due on the 25th of February (i.e. the Monday back from reading week). If professional or academic considerations make completion of this quiz within this timeline impossible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and outline the details of your situation.