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Rumi - Quotes
 
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi

  
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

 
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Rumi

 
“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
― Rumi

 
“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

 
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

 
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Rumi

 
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi

 
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Rumi

 
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
― Rumi

 
“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
― Rumi

 
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

 
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
― Rumi
 
“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
― Rumi

 
“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live. Destroy your
reputation. Be notorious.”
― Rumi

 
“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
― Rumi

 
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi
 
    

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Responsibility to Protect

Conflict Prevention | Human Rights | Humanitarian Assistance | International and Regional Justice | Peace building | Proliferation and Trade of Small Arms and Other Weapons | Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict | Women

What is the Responsibility to Protect?

At the 2005 World Summit, governments made a historic commitment to prevent and halt genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing (often referred to as ‘mass atrocities’ or ‘atrocity crimes’) when they unanimously agreed to the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP, R2P).

An emerging international norm, the Responsibility to Protect affirms that:

  • The state holds the primary responsibility for protecting populations from the four crimes and violations;
  • The international community is responsible for assisting states in building and strengthening their capacity to uphold their protection obligations;
  • If a state is unable or unwilling to prevent atrocities, or is committing these crimes, then the international community must respond in a timely and decisive manner using a range of diplomatic, economic or humanitarian measures. Should these non-military tools be inadequate, then the international community may use force, if authorized by the United Nations (UN) Security Council in accordance with the UN Charter.

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