Canada and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a non-binding political commitment made by United Nations Member States to protect
populations from genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and war crimes. Canadian leadership was instrumental in the establishment of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) in 2000, which led to the development
and eventual adoption of R2P at the 2005 UN World Summit (see also Canada and Peacekeeping).