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GAAMAC Statement on the passing of Edward C. Luck

24 Feb 2021 8:24

GAAMAC joins global voices in mourning the passing of Edward C. Luck on 16 February 2021.

A renowned scholar and leading expert in human rights and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Dr. Luck notably served as United National Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from 2008 to 2012. In this role, he was responsible for the conceptual, political, and institutional development of the R2P principle, as well as developing the three-pillar approach to its practical implementation.

“Ed Luck’s contribution to the development of the Responsibility to Protect was instrumental in shaping mass atrocity prevention and his legacy will continue to inspire the community’s prevention work”, said Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, GAAMAC Chair.

GAAMAC expresses its sincere condolences to Mr Luck’s friends and relatives.