This panel, Bringing Responsibility Home, will consider what domestic implementation of R2P means for the internal and foreign policy of individual states. Panelists will speak to the experience of an expanding global network of officials working at the domestic level to integrate R2P within national policy. Discussion will evaluate needs, opportunities, and challenges as these officials face their mandate in the coming decade."
Simon Adams is the Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Professor Adams was the Foundation Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Australia, and served as Pro Vice Chancellor at Monash University in South Africa. A specialist in peace and conflict studies, Professor Adams has worked extensively with NGOs, governments, and community organizations in South Africa, Northern Ireland, East Timor, Rwanda, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere. Professor Adams is the author of four books and numerous academic articles with a focus on international peace and conflict. He has also written extensively for a number of newspapers and worked as a political commentator on Australian television and radio.
María del Rosario Green Macías
Rosario Green, Mexico's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1998 to 2000, was elected Senator to the Mexican Congress in 1997. She currently chairs the congressional Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as President of the Parliamentarians Advisory Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Committee on United Nations Affairs. Prior to her role as Foreign Minister, she served as Subsecretary of Latin America, Cultural Affairs and International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Mexican Ambassador to Germany and Argentina. She was Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and a member of the cabinet of Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. She was also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty in 2001.
Noel M. Morada
Dr. Noel M. Morada is Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. He is a former Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. In 2005, he was commissioned by the Canadian Embassy in Manila to undertake research on responses to R2P in Southeast Asia from which an R2P Roadmap in the region was published. He has developed a template R2P plan of action to direct the Philippines programme of the Centre and has conducted lectures and seminars on R2P for government officials, civil society groups, and academia in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Mahama Abukari Nuhu
Mahama Abukari Nuhu is the Deputy Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation at the Ministry of Interior, Ghana. Previously, he was the Assistant to the Director of Human Resource Management and Development at the Ministry of Lands and Forestry. He received a post-graduate diploma in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a post-graduate diploma in Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford.
Saul Weisleder is the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. He studied economics and sociology in Costa Rica and development studies in IDS Sussex University, United Kingdom. He has been Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the National University in Costa Rica and consultant to several international and national organizations. Weisleder has published several books in Costa Rica and, most recently, edited the first book on CAFTA He was elected a member of the Costa Rican Parliament in 1994 and served as President from 1997 to 1998.
Noel M. Morada, Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Australia, stresses that regional or international R2P agreements and genocide prevention will be limited without corresponding legislation at the national level.