R2P in Libya: why not in Syria?

On Syria: “We simply did not take this seriously and now we have a nightmare scenario that is going to take a long time to fix”

Kyle Matthews (Senior Deputy Director at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies) addresses the way that R2P has been implemented in 2011 by NATO in Libya. Also, Matthews explains why the R2P-doctrine was not applied to Syria, and what the international community should/could do to help end the war.

On Libya: “NATO was left with no choice but to take military action before the city of Benghazi was going to be leveled to the ground”.

On 2 July 2014, Dr Kyle Matthews was interviewed by Josefine Ulbrich at the conference ‘Transatlantic Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)’ hosted by The Hague Institute for Global Justice.