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UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet

While the State has the primary responsibility to protect its population, the international community shares that responsibility, and in cases where the State is manifestly failing, the international community “should take timely and collective action in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations to protect civilian populations that are at risk of atrocity crimes.”

Source: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/note-correspondents-joint-statement-un-special-adviser-the-prevention-of-genocide-and-un-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-myanmar

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