25 February 2012
Stephen M. Apatow
Director of Research & Development
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Consortium Graduate Studies
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Humanitarian Intervention Initiative
Operations Teams for Civilian Protection - Crimes Against Humanity
catastrophe in Syria  has focused international attention on the
challenge of Crimes
and need for a rapid response capability for protection of civilians,
once atrocities have been identified (with admissible evidence for the
International Criminal Court).  Challenges associated with UN
Peacekeeping forces,  encompasses the need for effective special
operations level surveillance, containment and control capabilities.
currently seeking answers to the following questions:
- In the context of War Crimes
and Crimes Against Humanity
as outlined by the United Nations,  at what point is their
justification for special operations teams to support an international
law enforcement action, under the legal umbrella of Interpol in a
country such as Syria? 
the context of human rights reporting, evidence collection and witness
protection,  in cases of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity,
how can we expand the role of Interpol in collection/presentation of
evidence for referral to the International Criminal Court?
- In the context of the global war
what is the operational capabilities of Interpol [7,8] and NATO  in
UN member countries?
M. Apatow coordinates contingency planning discussions in
Operational Security under the umbrella of the HRI Humanitarian
Intervention Initiative (H-II). As founder, Director of
Research & Development of Humanitarian
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA) and the Humanitarian University
Consortium Graduate Studies Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
& Law, his
specialized training includes Anti-Terrorism Officer (S2 Institute),
Medical Response In Hostile Environments (Operational Medicine: Medical
International Humanitarian & Security Discussions: HRI:UNArts
and cases: Submitting information about alleged crimes to
the Office of the Prosecutor International Criminal Court.
Operations: United Nations.
- Crimes within the Court's
Jurisdiction: International Criminal Court, United Nations.
Interpol: Asia and South Pacific.
Rights Reporting - Evidence Collection - Witness Protection: HRI:UNArts
- Terrorism: Interpol.
- Interpol Fusion Task Force: More than 240
designated FTF contact officers
from more than 120 countries form this global network of
and the fight against terrorism: North Atlantic Treaty