Report Launch: A Common Standard for Applying the Responsibility to Protect


October 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm


Professor Sheri Rosenberg, Director of Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Program at Cardozo Law School

Commentator: Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

Moderator: Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The debates over the presence/absence of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) following the August 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria underscores the urgency of establishing a common standard for all stakeholders to utilize when discussing the application of the R2P.

The R2P principle rests upon an understanding that protection begins with prevention. Over the past three years the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Program (HGHR) at the Cardozo Law School has undertaken research to develop a standard for the implementation of R2P in order to prevent atrocities and protect populations at risk. Please join the Cardozo Law School and Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect for this important and timely launch.

Room 9204, 9th Flr

CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Ave. (btwn 34th & 35th St.)

New York, NY 10016

Please RSVP for you or a representative to Nadira Khudayberdieva at

Sponsored by Cardozo Law and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect