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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.

On the conviction of Radovan Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Mar 2016

24 Mar 2016

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(New York, - 24 March 2016) The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his satisfaction at today’s verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) against Radovan Karadzic, who was President of the Republika Srpksa and Supreme...

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More Than Words: Apologies as a Form of Reparation

21 Mar 2016

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The International Center for Transitional Justice has published a report "More Than Words: Apologies as a Form of Reparation." This report explores many of the issues and challenges likely to be faced by those considering a public apology as a form of reparation for victims of serious human...

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Assessing the Anti-Atrocity Toolbox

9 Mar 2016

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The World Peace Foundation has published an Occasional Paper, “Assessing the Anti-Atrocity Toolbox” by Bridget Conley-Zilkic, Saskia Brechenmacher and Aditya Sarkar, that asks what do we know about the effectiveness of various policy mechanisms that often  the examining scholarly literature that...

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Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

26 Feb 2016

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The AHDA (Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability) fellowship program gives participants the opportunity to engage in training, networking, project work, and academic study in historical dialogue and related fields at Columbia University in New York City for the fall semester. The...

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U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016

24 Feb 2016

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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016. Co-sponsored by 13 other Senators, this bipartisan legislation ensures that the U.S. government works in a...

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GAAMAC II in Manila

23 Feb 2016

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GAAMAC II was held in Manila, Philippines from 2 to 4 February 2016. The Governments of the Philippines and Switzerland jointly took the leadership of organizing this meeting, with the mandate and support from the GAAMAC Steering Group.

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GAAMAC II Outcome Document released

22 Feb 2016

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GAAMAC II was held in Manila, Philippines from 2 to 4 February 2016. The objective of GAAMAC II was to convene interested governments, regional organizations, NGOs, and relevant UN offices to discuss and identify the challenges and opportunities of developing national architectures on atrocity...

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

13 Feb 2016

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(New York, 12 February 2016) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed alarm at the deepening humanitarian emergency and lack of protection...

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GAAMAC II Programme Agenda

1 Feb 2016

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We are pleased to announce the programme agenda for GAAMAC II from 2-4 February 2016 in Manila, Philippines. 

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Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (Advance e-copy available)

22 Jan 2016

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By the United States Holocaust Memorical Museum The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the digital release of the Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Written by Dr. Scott Straus, this resource is geared toward practitioners and students seeking an introduction...

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Professional Training Program for the Prevention of Mass Atrocities by MIGS

18 Jan 2016

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By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Right Studies (MIGS) On 1-3 June 2016, the MIGS at Concordia University is organizing a two-and-a-half-day professional training program on the prevention mass atrocity crimes.

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Desmond Tutu

14 Jan 2016

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Distinguished experts welcomed the occasion of GAAMAC I Opening. Their remarks were addressed to representatives from 52 states, the United Nations, regional organisations, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and experts in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes, who participated...

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Philippines hosts GAAMAC II briefing at the United Nations

12 Jan 2016

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On Tuesday, 15 December 2015, the Mission of Philippines to the UN organized a briefing on GAAMAC II for the UN community.  Philippine’s Amb. Yparraguirre introduced the Second International Meeting of the "Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes" (GAAMAC) on "Preventing atrocities: How to...

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8th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice with UN Human Rights Chief

9 Jan 2016

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By the International Center for Transitional Justice On December 8, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University hosted UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for the 8th Annual...

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GAAMAC II

23 Dec 2015

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The Second International Meeting of the “Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes” (GAAMAC II) on ‘Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention architectures’ will take place in Manila, Philippines.

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A briefing on GAAMAC hosted by the Swiss Ambassador in Manila

15 Dec 2015

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By the Embassy of Switzerland in Manila On Friday, 11 December 2015, a briefing was hosted at the Ambassador's Residence introducing the 2nd International Meeting of the "Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes" (GAAMAC) on "Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention...

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A survey assessing risks of state-led mass killing onsets in 2016

14 Dec 2015

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By the Early Warning Project Which countries in the world are most likely to see the start of new episodes of state-led mass killing in 2016?

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Atrocity Prevention, Counterterrorism, and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

8 Dec 2015

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By the Stanley Foundation Recent world events have highlighted the threat posed by violent nonstate actors that perpetrate mass atrocity crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes. To examine the challenges facing the international community from these...

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Head of ISSAT - Mark Downes

3 Dec 2015

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Who are DCAF-ISSAT’s founding members and what are their roles?

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New Graduate-Level Genocide Prevention Certificate with Stockton University

2 Dec 2015

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The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation is offering in collaboration with Stockton University for a graduate-level Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC).

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