We keep saying it: “never again!” When I visited the Holocaust Museums in Jerusalem and in Washington, D.C, I could feel my heart saying “never again should something like this be allowed to happen”. Within a few months of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, people started asking how the global community could stand by and let this happen, and . . .“never again”. Partially as a result of this, Canada, with Lloyd Axworthy as the key champion, led the way to get the United Nations to adopt the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine that (supposedly) expanded the remit of U.N. peacekeeping forces.
But . . . it keeps happening again. Continue reading