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.
23 Jul 2022
As the end of her term approaches, GAAMAC thanks the High Commissioner for Human Rights for her commitment to atrocity prevention during her mandate.
Press release: Training Workshop on establishing and managing national mechanisms for mass atrocity prevention
12 Jul 2022
Leading Resource persons from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in partnership with the National Peace Council of Ghana, will train twenty-five government and civil society agents on mass atrocity prevention. The training, organized with the support of the Global...
29 Jun 2022
Three members of the GAAMAC community will participate in the training program “Centering Young Activist Voices in Atrocity Prevention”, led by another GAAMAC partner, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
13 Jun 2022
On 9 June 2022, the UN General Assembly elected Switzerland as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024.
9 Jun 2022
With the breakdown of the democratic transition in Sudan following the military coup in October 2021, there has been a rise in new cases of violence including attacks against civilians in Darfur, along side brutal crackdowns against pro-democracy protesters committed by security forces.
31 May 2022
The Kenya National Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination (KNC) with the support of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) will train twenty-two government and civil society agents on mass atrocity prevention...
16 May 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us and is rapidly transforming our livelihoods and the environment in fundamental ways.
16 May 2022
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.
9 May 2022
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.
2 May 2022
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.
4 Apr 2022
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.
21 Mar 2022
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.
8 Mar 2022
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.
7 Mar 2022
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...
3 Mar 2022
28 Feb 2022
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.
21 Feb 2022
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...
15 Feb 2022
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.
7 Feb 2022
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...
2 Feb 2022
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.