10/25/2020

OAS appoints advisor to apply The Responsibility to Protect (R2P or RtoP)

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OAS appoints advisor to apply The Responsibility to Protect (R2P or RtoP) in the region.

WHAT IS R2P?

The Responsibility to Protect populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing has emerged as an important global principle since the adoption of the UN World Summit Outcome Document in 2005.

Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect – known as R2P – is an international norm that seeks to ensure that the international community never again fails to halt the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The concept emerged in response to the failure of the international community to adequately respond to mass atrocities committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. The International Committee on Intervention and State Sovereignty developed the concept of R2P during 2001.

The Responsibility to Protect was unanimously adopted in 2005 at the UN World Summit, the largest gathering of Heads of State and Government in history. It is articulated in paragraphs 138 and 139 of the World Summit Outcome Document.

I hope that the Organization of American States is clear when they have to apply this law, and not in the politicized way that their intentions are, in member countries of that organization genocides are being committed as is the case of Colombia more the 60 massacres so far 2020, more then 30 social leader killed so far 2020,and they don’t say anything about it.

And take into account the new form of genocide that is the criminal sanctions are, for example, they have against Venezuela.

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Thousands of deaths have caused these sanctions from the United States and its satellite countries together are guilty of it.

A full-blown genocide, when these sanctions are applied, governments are not suffered, people are suffered who cannot be guaranteed the right to health, for example.

But the media machinery builds a false reality that the culprit is the sanctioned government and does not explain the causes of the lack of a right because of the sanctions.

And in the case of Venezuela, if its people voted to govern, they have the duty to defend themselves and not let any foreign force decide who governs in Venezuela.

The secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, appointed lawyer Jared Genser this Saturday as “Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” the agency reported in a press release posted on its website.

The statement says that Genser will begin “with analyzing, studying, and debating how to develop, together with all interested parties, a mechanism for the OAS to prevent and respond to mass atrocious crimes in the region, and consequently formulate suggestions for possible lines of action by the Organization ”.

It also says that “if the existing international mechanisms are not responding to the demands and needs of the victims of mass atrocities in the Americas,” then “at least the OAS should try to design and build a regional mechanism that can prevent and respond to more efficient and timely manner to crimes of this nature in the Western Hemisphere.

The appointment carried out by Almagro, who has been one of the main promoters of the application of unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, this is going on less than a month after the intervention he made on his social media, pretending to speak on behalf of Venezuela before the United Nations General Assembly, Juan Guaidó to request the activation of R2P.

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