Has Canada's R2P About-Face Come Too Late?

Documents show the government, with an eye on the Obama administration, has embraced the concept. But is it too late?


UN Photo: Paulo Filgueiras
An internal DFAIT document alludes to the fact that the new U.S. administration—whose ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, is described as a “strong advocate of R2P”—is expected to support advancing the doctrine into policy, and that the U.S. will “likely to seek to work with Canada.”
Michelle Collins
Published: Wednesday, 04/22/2009 12:00 am EDT

Standing before a packed room at the University of Ottawa in early March, former Canadian ambassador to the UN Allan Rock declared that the Responsibility to Protect was "at great risk" from both its opponents, and some friends.

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