Let us be reminded that whilst humanitarian assistance is needed, RtoP is the fundamental tool required in the defense of human rights abuses and violations. The Declaration of Human Rights, the ASEAN CHARTER & ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION is clear on the issue of human rights protection. ASEAN's intention to establish an ASEAN Community would be meaningless if it ignores human rights abuses & violations. This is the only way available to stop mass atrocities. We must also accept that state sponsored atrocities require a rethinking of non interference and the notion of sovereignty. The lessons of Rwanda and Bosnia are before the global community to act for the protection of civilian population facing risk.
FBSHApost@20 December 2016