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.
20 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting millions of people and communities around the world. GAAMAC stands in solidarity with those who are directly and indirectly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, in particular the most vulnerable.
21 Feb 2020
The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) at Binghamton University/The State University of New York is looking for two genocide and mass atrocity practitioners for a residential stay of one academic semester, supported by the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.
13 Feb 2020
On 13 February 2020, the Security Council will hold a debate on “transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” under the peacebuilding and sustaining peace agenda item.
31 Jan 2020
On 29 January 2020, the GAAMAC Asia Pacific Study Group, formed at GAAMAC III in Kampala, Uganda, met in Bangkok, Thailand to workshop a draft report on preventing hate speech, incitement, and discrimination.
17 Jan 2020
GAAMAC partner the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) has been at the cutting edge of identifying trends regarding social media and online hate, as well as sensitizing state actors and civil society groups to its potential dangers.
17 Jan 2020
15 Jan 2020
The Rome Declaration was signed on 13 January 2020 after many days of dialogue facilitated by the Community of Sant’Egidio between members of the central government of South Sudan and representatives of the opposition movements.
20 Dec 2019
The Asia Pacific Study Group, formed at GAAMAC III in Kampala, 2018, is currently preparing a report on Preventing Hate Speech, Incitement, and Discrimination: Lessons on Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in the Asia Pacific.
17 Dec 2019
For anyone concerned about the weaponization of social media to further atrocities, the dangers of Facebook’s new feature Facebook News are unprecedented, writes Shannon Raj Singh.
12 Dec 2019
On 4 December, GAAMAC partner Rights for Peace held a panel discussion on the prevention of atrocities. Find a summary of the event here.
25 Nov 2019
Highlighting the correlation between hate speech and the commission of atrocity crimes is an important component of GAAMAC Steering Group member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P)’s work.
20 Nov 2019
To mitigate the effects of clan conflicts, an international civil society organisation has partnered with local organisations in Mindanao, Philippines, to set up Community Safety Working Groups.
15 Nov 2019
In Ethiopia, around 130 “peace ambassadors” are working alongside elders and government officials on improving community relations.
13 Nov 2019
In June 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives discussed the issue of reparations for slavery and subsequent discriminatory laws. In an article for the Washington Post, Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman from GAAMAC partner International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, explains that reparations can make a difference, but only if they are accompanied by truth-telling.
8 Nov 2019
A new Coalition for Genocide Response was launched in the United Kingdom's parliament this month.
31 Oct 2019
Nobel Peace Prize winners Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege have set up the Global Survivors Fund, which will raise and allocate resources to survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.
30 Oct 2019
In this month’s factsheet, GAAMAC partner Global Justice Center takes a look at how the International Law Commission could strengthen the draft treaty on crimes against humanity on the crimes of forced pregnancy.
29 Oct 2019
A new edited book titled “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda” has been published.
29 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
Using the principle of universal jurisdiction, Germany is starting the first prosecution of a member of Daesh on counts of genocide and has charged two alleged former Syrian secret service officers with crimes against humanity.