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GVPT 308 3/2/2018 Responsibility to protects is a commitment by members states of the UN to prevent war crimes, genocides, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. I believe that that responsibility to protect should only be used for the specified egregious acts. Including more human rights issues within responsibility to protect would start to creep to far in on how a nation is allowed to govern itself. In many cases that responsibility to protect could be evoked in very little is done to actually use it. The UN and it members countries do not know when they should step in to prevent egregious act as it is not clearly defined in R2P. This put a lot of red tape in front of any nation that wishes to act upon responsibility to protect until something has actually happened. R2P may have been able to prevent some of the atrocities committed in Rwanda during the

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