The unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution on Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi sends a tough warning to other hard-line regimes, including Burma’s military junta, the Irrawaddy has reported. The resolution “sends a strong message that the international community will no longer tolerate regimes . . . that kill their own citizens or commit gross human rights violations.”
The Bosnian War Crimes Court has indicted Veselin Vlahovic for crimes against humanity, including “murder, enslavement, rape, illegal detention, physical and psychological abuse” of civilians during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Vlahovic, dubbed “the monster of Grbavica,” was extradited to Bosnia from Spain last year after being arrested there for robbery and assault with a firearm, the Canadian Press reported.
The Stanley Foundation has posted a video on YouTube by Edward Luck, UN special adviser for the Responsibility to Protect. Luck answers questions about how the UN is applying R2P in its response to atrocities in Libya.