June 11 – 13, 2012
FES New York supported a series of meetings organized by Global Action to Prevent War (GAPW) and its partners from civil society organizations from various continents on the emerging norm of the “Responsibility to Protect”. As part of the debate Hermann Hokou, International Center for Development of Law, Abidjan (see picture), reported from the UN-mandated intervention in Côte d’Ivoire in 2011. The discussions on June 11 addressed how various UN Mandates can contribute to prevention, and reflect on balanced and robust responses to the threat of mass atrocities. On June 13, special attention was given to the proposal for a United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS).