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Foreign Policy and Global Health Diplomacy

Is R2P - Responsibility to protect - a cruel joke?

Mukesh Kapila is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester (UK). He is also Special Representative of the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity, and Chair of Minority Rights Group International. His book "Against a Tide of Evil" was released in March 2013. Professor Kapila has extensive experience in the policy and practice of international development, humanitarian affairs, human rights and diplomacy, with particular expertise in tackling crimes against humanity, disaster and conflict management, and in global public health. He has qualifications in medicine, public health, and development from the Universities of Oxford and London. He has served in senior roles in the British Government and at the United Nations, World Health Organization, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In 2003, he was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II and named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his international service. In 2007, he received the Global Citizenship Award of the Institute for Global Leadership.