Australia Backs Civilian Protection Scheme

    will disburse 4.5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) over four financial years to promote the Responsibility to Protect principle. The R2P principle stipulates that states have the primary duty of protecting their own civilians from grave mass crimes such as genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The funding includes 1.8 million Australian dollars for the Asia-Pacific Center for the Responsibility to Protect, which is based in the University of Queensland.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.