|"The Responsibility to Protect and September 11"
Address by Gareth Evans to UNU/Canadian Government Seminar on The Responsibility to Protect.
16 December 2002
The report on The Responsibility to Protect by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty was published a year ago this month. It is all about the dilemma of �humanitarian intervention�: when, if ever, is it appropriate for states, individually or collectively, to take coercive action, and in particular military action, against another state, for the purpose of protecting people at risk within that state?