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.
6 Nov 2018
Facebook has responded to an independent assessment of its human rights impact in Myanmar, which it had mandated and which was carried out by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).
6 Nov 2018
The International Declaration on Information and Democracy stresses that the communication and information space is a common good and has social, cultural and democratic value, which must be protected.
5 Nov 2018
Ramesh Thakur stresses the importance of R2P as a global norm, which represents "an acceptance of the duty of care by all of us".
25 Oct 2018
The Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ) of the Liberation War Museum published its report on The Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors’ Testimonies.
17 Oct 2018
Melanne Verveer and Zainab Bangura recommend six steps to end sexual violence in conflict.
26 Sep 2018
The United Nations Association of the United Kingdom (UNA-UK) has prepared a comprehensive guide to this year's UN General Assembly meeting, including a chapter on Atrocity Prevention.
25 Sep 2018
Between 21 and 23 August 2018, actors in atrocity prevention met in Bangkok, Thailand, to assess the state of atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the region, and make commitments for the future.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Jul 2018
Written and oral evidence on the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention submitted to the United Kingdom Foreign Affairs Committee.
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.
28 Jun 2018
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.
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.
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.