R2P Pacific Project

Following the release of the APR2P's reports on atrocity prevention and R2P in the Pacific (PDF, 1.1MB) and the links between climate change and atrocity crimes (PDF, 1.6MB), we are pleased to launch the R2P Pacific Project, which will aim to strengthen partnerships in the region with civil society, NGOs and governments. Under the project, the Centre intends to support projects that contribute to atrocity prevention and link with priorities in the region including climate change, gender based violence, and human rights monitoring. 

Leading this work will be the APR2P Pacific Director, Mr Romulo Nayacalevu. Mr Nayacalevu is an experienced human rights practitioner, trainer, lawyer and advisor to Pacific Island governments and NGOs, who has been active in advocating for human rights promotion and protection including the  ratification of the Rome Statute among Pacific states, monitoring human rights and strengthening legislation to protect civil freedoms. Romulo previously worked at the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat, the Pacific Community’s Regional Rights Resource Team and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for the Pacific. We are buoyed to have Romulo assist  the APR2P Centre in pursuing the  atrocity prevention agenda in the Pacific. 

As part of this project, on 3-4 November 2021, 30 civil society organisations in Fiji held an inaugural workshop co-hosted by the Fiji Council of Social Services and APR2P focusing on R2P and atrocity prevention. The outcome statement of this workshop and its associated recommendations can be viewed here (PDF, 692KB).

Mr Romulo Nayacalevu