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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.

USIP's online Global Campus coming soon

23 Jun 2016

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United States Institute of Peace's online Global Campus, established in 2014, is a direct response to the many challenges of peacebuilding in the 21st century—from violent extremism to natural resource challenges. Global Campus courses are accessible anywhere in the world at any time, in a...

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On the escalation of Islamophobia and homophobia following the events in Orlando, Florida, USA, Jun 2016

17 Jun 2016

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[New York, 16 June 2016] The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, condemned the criminal attack that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States, on 12 June, in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured. He offered his...

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Human Rights Council releases report on genocide of the Yezidi

15 Jun 2016

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The Human Rights Council released a report, A/HRC/32/CRP.2, on 15 June 2016, based on information collected by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, confirming that ISIS has committed the crime of genocide. Advance version is available...

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Senior Deputy Director of MIGS - Kyle Matthews

12 Jun 2016

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Could you describe main goals of your organization, MIGS? 

MIGS stands for the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. We are a university-based research and advocacy center at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. We are the only center in Canada...

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The Role of Atrocity Prevention and Responsibility to Protect in Development Cooperation

1 Jun 2016

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On 22-23 March 2016, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and USAID, assisted by the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, convened a workshop entitled "The Role of Atrocity Prevention and Responsibility to Protect in Development Cooperation". The event,...

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Genocide Prevention Certificate Application Deadline Approaching

26 May 2016

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The Online Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC) is a new program developed by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program at Stockton University with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR). GPC aims to meet the need for extended specialized training...

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EAC and AIPR to collaborate on prevention work in East Africa

24 May 2016

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The East African Community (EAC) and Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Prevention of Genocide and other Mass Atrocities in May 2016 to implement training programmes and advance collaboration on atrocity...

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Looking Back and Moving Forward, a Reflection on 10 Years of R2P

20 May 2016

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A new report by ICRtoP, "Looking Back and Moving Forward: Civil Society Perspectives on the First Decade of the Responsibility to Protect", reviews the progress of the last ten years, identifies the challenges and priorities of the next ten years, and recommends ways to...

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"Asia Pacific Outlook," a regional risk assessment by the Asia Pacific Centre for R2P

13 May 2016

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The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) has released its second issue of assessing atrocity risks throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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On the situation of civilians in the Syrian Arab Republic, May 2016

10 May 2016

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(New York) Responding to the deadliest two weeks since the Cessation of Hostilities accord, which came into effect on 27 February 2016, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his outrage at the ongoing indiscriminate and seemingly calculated attacks against...

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National mechanisms for atrocity prevention, new edition released by AIPR

7 May 2016

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Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation launched the 2016 edition of its Booklet on National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes. This year’s publication will highlight the progress of existing national mechanisms featured in the 2015 edition (i.e. DRC,...

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Gender and Genocide

6 May 2016

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The International Coalition on Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) hosted an online discussion in May led by Akila Radhakrishnan, Legal Director of the Global Justice Center, examining the legal implications of acts of gender-based violence (sexual violence, abductions, slavery, forced...

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Atrocity Alert - a weekly update by the Global Centre for R2P

5 May 2016

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The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect has launched Atrocity Alert, a weekly publication highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes. The first issue was released on 20 April.

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Reducing Risk, Strengthening Resilience: Toward the Structural Prevention of Atrocity Crimes

27 Apr 2016

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Despite the commitment of world governments to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle in 2005 to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity (atrocity crimes), it has proven difficult to make the prevention of atrocity crimes a lived reality. It has been...

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GAAMAC II debriefing

27 Apr 2016

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The Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations, together with the Mission of Switzerland, hosted a debriefing on Friday, 15 April 2015 at UN Headquarters.  This meeting reported on the second international meeting (GAAMAC II) of the Global Action Against Mass...

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Assessing the Risk of Atrocity Crimes, by UN Special Advisers

26 Apr 2016

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In this article, "Assessing the Risk of Atrocity Crimes," published in the Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, UN Special Advisers Adama Dieng and Jennifer Welsh elaborate on the methodology and application of the Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes, which has been...

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Genocide Prevention, Responsibility to Protect, Prevention of Atrocities: A Brief Overview

15 Apr 2016

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Genocide Prevention, Responsibility to Protect, Prevention of Atrocities: A Brief Overview "This brief overview maps the field, clarifies core concepts and provides key considerations on how to approach genocide prevention, the responsibility to protect and the prevention of atrocities...For...

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The First Response: Peaceful Means in the Third Pillar of R2P

7 Apr 2016

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Among the three Pillars of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), agreed to by the world’s nations at the 2005 World Summit, what may be called "Pillar 3A" encompasses the diplomatic, humanitarian, and other peaceful means available to the international community to protect populations from...

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Public launch of the Report of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) in the Philippines

6 Apr 2016

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The Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) was established as part of the Normalization Annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), as a result of protracted negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The TJRC...

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GAAMAC II Outcome Document

24 Mar 2016

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GAAMAC II Outcome Document 4 February 2016 Manila, Philippines

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