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.

Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World

9 May 2017

Many cities across the globe are being undermined by chronic insecurity and violence, which are often connected to crime challenges originating beyond their municipal borders. Analyses across ten cities, undertaken for the purposes of developing this framework, identified several key illicit...

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South Sudan Research Repository, making international assistance more conflict sensitive

8 May 2017

The Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) is a new initiative providing donors and implementing partners working in South Sudan access to research, analysis, training, and technical support with the aim of making international assistance more conflict sensitive.


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Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust: A Dialogue Beyond Borders

7 May 2017

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is pleased to announce the third volume in its publication series: "Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust: A Dialogue Beyond Borders".

How is the Holocaust taught in schools? How do students make sense of...

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New Media Course: Tools & Techniques for Risk Assessment and Crisis Management

5 May 2017

Next edition: 21 – 25 August 2017 in Stans in Switzerland

The challenge

is given the rapidly increasing deluge of information from multiple sources and in real time, finding actionable, verified intelligence contributing to...

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Instruments of Pain: Conflict and Famine

27 Apr 2017

The spectre of famine is primarily the result of war, not natural disaster. According to the UN, more than twenty million people, millions of them children, are at risk of starvation. This is happening in man-made crises and under the Security Council’s watch. In some places, the denial of...

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Annual Report 2016 by the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

26 Apr 2017

Prepared by the Technical Secretariat of the Latin American Network (the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation)
The Latin American Network began its work in 2012, led by the...

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2016 Results of the Early Warning Project

19 Apr 2017

After a decade of decline, civilian mass killings at the hands of government forces are once again on the rise. Sudan, Yemen, Burma, Nigeria, and Afghanistan are the five governments most likely to commit mass killing against their own people, according to a new assessment from the Early...

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Independent Commission Multilateralism Policy Paper

19 Apr 2017

By Independent Commission on Multilateralism

Over the past few years, the world has been confronted with a series of crises that have challenged perceptions of global stability. Whether a moment of high-risk or great opportunity, this is without a doubt a moment of growing...

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Burundi: The Army in Crisis

17 Apr 2017

By International Crisis Group

Two years in, the Burundi crisis shows little sign of resolution. Following the July 2015 re-election of President Nkurunziza, whose April decision to run again sparked the troubles, and with no progress made in the mediation, the crisis has...

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The world reacts to chemical attack in Syria as civilians continue to suffer

14 Apr 2017

On 4 April, a chemical gas attack in Khan Shaykhun, a town in Syria’s Idlib Governorate, killed more than 80 civilians. Shortly thereafter, images of victims showing symptoms associated with exposure to nerve gas, namely suffocation, foaming at the mouth, convulsions, constricted pupils, and...

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How can ‘dealing with the past’ contribute to preventing the recurrence of atrocities: What can and should we do?

4 Apr 2017

Our new GAAMAC partner, the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh, has organized its 5th International Conference on ‘Bangladesh Genocide and Justice’ on 19-21 May 2017.

GAAMAC was part of  that meeting, participating in a roundtable on 21 May entitled  How can dealing with...

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Archives against Genocide Denialism? Challenges to the Use of Archives in Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation

28 Mar 2017

Considering the value of archives for dealing with the past processes, especially for the establishment of collective memory and identity, this paper, "Archives against Genocide Denialism?",...

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In South Sudan’s Relentless War Zone, Radio Can Save Lives

24 Mar 2017

Public radio in a camp for people who have fled violence in South Sudan’s war offers news as basic as food-distribution schedules but also fictional dramas. Here, a radio station in Juba, the capital, countering hate speech based on ethnicity.

Jess Engrebretson, a humanitarian aid...

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Questions about Jurisdiction

22 Mar 2017

Who should try cases of genocide, mass atrocities and war crimes committed in Iraq by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and Daesh)? It is a complicated question that doesn't have a simple answer.

When it comes to prosecuting Islamic State fighters and terrorists for crimes and...

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Bangsamoro/Philippines: TJRC Reports Public Launch 2017

19 Mar 2017

The Normalization Annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), signed on 25 January 2014, provides for the creation of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), an independent body mandated by the Peace Panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the...

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Peace Operations and Prevention for Sustaining Peace: The Restoration and Extension of State Authority

19 Mar 2017

As member states continue to discuss what sustaining peace means in practice, it is important to examine how peace operations can be designed and implemented to help build self-sustaining peace rather than just prevent relapse into conflict. In particular, as most current peace operations are...

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African Working Group

17 Mar 2017

The African Working Group (AWG), established at GAAMAC II, held its inaugural workshop on 17 – 18 January 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The AWG's main objective is the drafting of a "Manual on Best Practices in Strengthening National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities."...

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We Need More Multilateralism, Not Less: The Case for Prevention

16 Mar 2017

By United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

The Secretary-General has made his agenda clear: to make sure that prevention, enduring peace and human rights prevail, we need to address the root causes of conflict. And to do that, we need to reform the...

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Relative Risks of State-Led Mass Killing Onset in 2017: Results from a Wiki Survey

9 Mar 2017

By Early Warning Project

For the fourth year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a wiki survey in December to poll opinions on countries' relative risks of state-led mass killing onsets. The results are mapped. The darker the shade of gray, the greater the risk that a...

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The Global Centre’s Statement on Revised “Muslim Ban"

6 Mar 2017

By Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Today US President Donald J. Trump issued a revised executive order restricting entry to the United States for people from six predominately Muslim countries. The new executive order also suspends the US Refugee Admissions...

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