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.

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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National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes

15 Jun 2018

Samantha Capicotto and Rob Scharf of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation have carried an assessment of National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes.

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Relative Risks of Mass Killing Onset in 2018: Results from a Wiki Survey

12 Jun 2018

The Early Warning Project ran a wiki survey in December to poll opinions on countries' relative risks of mass killing onsets. Find the results here.

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Transitional Justice in Countries Emerging from Conflict: A Step Toward Sustainable Peace and Development

7 Jun 2018

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) looks at the role transitional justice processes can play in the SDGs and prevention.

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GAAMAC partner Youth Association for Development shortlisted for 2018 N-Peace grant

6 Jun 2018

One of GAAMAC's partners, Youth Association for Development (YAD), has been shortlisted for a N-Peace grant in the category Youth led Initiatives on Women, Peace and Security – young women and men building peace.

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Outcome Document on the Implementation of the Plan of Action for religious leaders and actors

4 Jun 2018

From 13 to 15 February 2018, a diverse range of actors convened in Vienna to decide on next steps in the implementation of the Plan of Action for religious leaders and actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes.

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Understanding mass atrocities

4 Jun 2018

Associate Professor and GAAMAC III participant Ernesto Verdeja has compiled a brief overview of the conditions that may lead to atrocities.

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GAAMAC III in the news

31 May 2018

Read the article on GAAMAC III by Xinhua News Agency.

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Interview with former UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Dr. Ivan Šimonović

2 May 2018

What is the main challenge today to effectively implement atrocity prevention both at the national and international level?

Governments are still hesitant to openly discuss their atrocity prevention gaps internally and internationally. That negatively reflects on mobilization of energy and financial resources for that purpose. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for example is an ideal setting for such a dialogue. Atrocity crimes prevention recommendations should be backed up by international willingness to support their implementation, including financially. The UPR should be put to much better use for atrocity crimes prevention.

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