America Abroad: The Responsibility to Protect
The Holocaust, Rwanda, the Balkans and now Darfur. After each atrocity, the world says never again, and yet here it is ... again. Now the international community has a new idea: Responsibility to Protect (R2P). This idea states that each country is obligated to protect its citizens, and if a country can't, the international community must. So is this new norm more than high-minded rhetoric? Does it violate the each country's right to have control within its borders? Co-hosts Ray Saurez and Deborah Amos explored two situations in Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya to see what R2P looks like on the ground. And they took a step back to see how the concept of R2P went from a fledgling idea to being endorsed by the U.N. General Assembly.