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As a service to the atrocity prevention community, GAAMAC posts news directly relevant to atrocity prevention. The opinions expressed in the news articles do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.

Vergangenheitsarbeit und Prävention von Gräueltaten miteinander verknüpfen

14 Nov 2018

GAAMAC Chair Mô Bleeker has written a blog post for PeaceLab, in which she calls upon Switzerland and Germany to work together to find solutions to dealing with the past and atrocity prevention (in German).

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Independent Assessment of the Human Rights Impact of Facebook in Myanmar

6 Nov 2018

Facebook has responded to an independent assessment of its human rights impact in Myanmar, which it had mandated and which was carried out by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

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International Declaration on Information and Democracy

6 Nov 2018

The International Declaration on Information and Democracy stresses that the communication and information space is a common good and has social, cultural and democratic value, which must be protected.

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Preventing Mass Atrocities

5 Nov 2018

Ramesh Thakur stresses the importance of R2P as a global norm, which represents "an acceptance of the duty of care by all of us".

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The Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors’ Testimonies

25 Oct 2018

The Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ) of the Liberation War Museum published its report on The Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors’ Testimonies.

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Six Steps to End Sexual Violence in War

17 Oct 2018

Melanne Verveer and Zainab Bangura recommend six steps to end sexual violence in conflict.

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"UN briefings: General Assembly 2018" by UNA-UK

26 Sep 2018

The United Nations Association of the United Kingdom (UNA-UK) has prepared a comprehensive guide to this year's UN General Assembly meeting, including a chapter on Atrocity Prevention.

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Strengthening Cooperation for Atrocity Prevention in the Asia Pacific

25 Sep 2018

Between 21 and 23 August 2018, actors in atrocity prevention met in Bangkok, Thailand, to assess the state of atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the region, and make commitments for the future.

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Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

13 Sep 2018

The United Nations and World Bank have cooperated to better understand how development can interact with diplomacy, mediation, security and other tools to prevent violent conflict. The result is the publication "Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict".

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Global Peace Index 2018

16 Aug 2018

The Institute for Economics and Peace has published its 12th edition of the Global Peace Index, measuring the level of peacefulness in 163 independent states and territories. 

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No Justice for Yazidi Women Yet: Why Not?

14 Aug 2018

GAAMAC III participant Akila Radhakrishnan, President of the Global Justice Centre, wrote an insightful piece about justice for gendered crimes under international law.

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Preventing conflict: How to make the AU’s policy work

9 Aug 2018

A new publication by the Institute for Security Studies evaluates the AU's conflict prevention instruments and makes recommendations on how to improve them.

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Neutrality: A Tool or a Limit for Preventing Mass Atrocitiy Crimes and Genocide? The Case of Switzerland

23 Jul 2018

Giulia Persoz of the University of Lausanne has published an article on the Swiss approach to atrocity prevention.

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ASEAN can't keep ignoring mass atrocities

16 Jul 2018

GAAMAC III participant and professor at the State University of Jakarta Hafid Abbas recommends ASEAN work together with GAAMAC to prevent atrocities by formulating a regional action plan.

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Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

12 Jul 2018

The United States Congress is considering a bill to bolster U.S. efforts to prevent, mitigate and respond to atrocities around the world.

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Written and Oral Evidence on the Responsibility to Protect

10 Jul 2018

Written and oral evidence on the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention submitted to the United Kingdom Foreign Affairs Committee.

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UNA-UK participates in global meeting on atrocity prevention

28 Jun 2018

The UK's UN Association Outreach and Campaigns Officer Laurel Hart wrote a useful summary of GAAMAC III, which convened around 200 atrocity prevention experts and practitioners from around the world.

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Auschwitz survivor: 'Beware of hate'

28 Jun 2018

Holocaust survivor Max Eisen warns of the dangers of hatred and intolerance.

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United Nations General Assembly formally discusses Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

26 Jun 2018

On 25 June 2018, the United Nations General Assembly for the first time formally discussed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as part of the agenda of its 72nd session. Read here the remarks by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

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Tackling the Problem of Hate Speech During Elections in Nigeria

18 Jun 2018

The 2011 and 2015 general elections in Nigeria were marred with hate speech and accompanied by violence. In this paper and policy brief, Olusola Isola from the Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar explores the issue and provides policy recommendations ahead of the 2019 elections.

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