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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.

International Conference AI with Trust

16 May 2022

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us and is rapidly transforming our livelihoods and the environment in fundamental ways.

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Panel digest: Artificial intelligence and the spread of hate speech and propaganda

16 May 2022

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On 29 April 2022, GAAMAC co-organized a panel at the MIGS Forum on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Rights. Three experts gave their views on the challenges and possibilities to use AI and its legislative regulation.

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GAAMAC partner maps out misinformation patterns in Sri Lanka

9 May 2022

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The Covid pandemic may have dominated misinformation in the country, but the economic crisis and political opposition and dissent were also marred with false rumours.

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Situation in Ukraine: what are GAAMAC member States doing?

2 May 2022

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Accountability for mass atrocities is known to help prevent their recurrence. GAAMAC’s community members have been vocal since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, calling for perpetrators to face the consequences of their actions.

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Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Pakistan

4 Apr 2022

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A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group explains the root causes of hate speech and incitement in Pakistan and shows how it is entrenched in the country’s political arena.

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Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of India

21 Mar 2022

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Violence against minorities on the basis of religion and ethnicity has been a regular feature throughout India’s modern history. A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group examines the issue of hate speech and incitement leading to hate crimes in the country.

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Addressing and preventing gender-based violence: examples from Colombia and Guatemala

8 Mar 2022

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Dealing with crimes against women and girls is intricately linked with the prevention of these crimes in the future. A policy brief by GAAMAC and its partners looks at post-conflict measures with the potential to influence the future, too.

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Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Malaysia

7 Mar 2022

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The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified hate speech and incitement against minoritiy groups, increasing the vulnerabilities of migrants and refugees in Southeast Asia. To illustrate this regional trend, a case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group examines how the Rohingya population has become t...

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Conflict in Ukraine heightened risks of mass atrocities

3 Mar 2022

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GAAMAC follows with great concern the events unfolding in Ukraine.

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Workshop digest: addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies

28 Feb 2022

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On Tuesday 2 November 2022, GAAMAC was invited to hold a panel on “Addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies” at the Geneva Peace Week.

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Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Indonesia

21 Feb 2022

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Indonesia champions itself as an example of how different races, ethnicities, and religions can live together under one nation-state, yet the country has seen several significant hate speech and incitement cases. A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group gives comprehensive analysis of...

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Preventing recurrence: Policy alternatives for transitional justice in the Western Balkans

15 Feb 2022

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A report by GAAMAC partner Impunity Watch aims to assist policymakers in widening the space for arguments around transitional justice, to give it direction by providing ideas for an alternative framework that links transitional justice to the prevention of recurrence of violence.

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Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of the Philippines

7 Feb 2022

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Hate speech, incitement to violence and discrimination in the Philippines, in particularly against Filipino Muslims and the Bangsamoro people, are deeply rooted in the country’s colonial and post-colonial history. A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group examines these causes and makes...

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Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Myanmar

2 Feb 2022

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A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group explains the historical and cultural contexts as well as the political dynamics of hate speech and incitement in Myanmar

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GAAMAC partner wins peacebuilding award

27 Jan 2022

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The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is an active partner of the GAAMAC community. Its President’s expertise and dedication have been rewarded by the Inaugural Local Peacebuilder Award.

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Fighting Islamophobia in Uganda

26 Jan 2022

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Justice Access Point is a partner of GAAMAC in Uganda. Its Director, Mohammed Ndifuna, explained why countering Islamophobia was one of its priority campaign.  

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For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, discover the IHRA’s Toolkit against Holocaust distortion

20 Jan 2022

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The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is a member of GAAMAC’s community. It raises the alarm on a phenomenon which is less well-known than Holocaust denial, but equally as dangerous: Holocaust distortion.

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GAAMAC ends 2021 on a high note

15 Dec 2021

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A message from GAAMAC Chair, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, for the end of the year. 

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Fighting misinformation to prevent election violence in Kenya

6 Dec 2021

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Kenya will hold its next general election in 2022. How can the country avoid repeating past episodes of misinformation, ethnic polarization, and violence during electoral periods?

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GAAMAC report: Preventing Hate Speech, Incitement, And Discrimination - Lessons On Promoting Tolerance And Respect For Diversity In The Asia Pacific

1 Dec 2021

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Hate speech and incitement to violence, when tolerated or promoted by political and religious leaders, are significant risk factors for atrocities. For this reason, the GAAMAC Asia Pacific Study Group has focused its research on the prevention of hate speech, both online and offline.

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