On 23 October 2012, Tina Park represented the CCR2P as a speaker at the 127th IPU Assembly in Québec City. Tina’s presentation remarked on the role of national parliaments in implementing R2P, notably recommending the establishment of national R2P Focal Points.
The interactive panel, Enforcing the Responsibility to Protect: The Role of Parliament in Safeguarding Civilians’ Lives, was moderated by Mr. S.H. Chowdury (President of the IPU’s First Standing Committee) and included two parliamentarian co-rapporteurs, Mr. L. Ramatlakane (South Africa) and Mr. S. Janquin (France). Non-parliamentary experts included Dr. Edward Luck (former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect) and Ms. Tina Park of the CCR2P. Mr. Laurence Marzal represented the IPU.
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