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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.

Colombia ex-rebels testify about crimes at special peace tribunal

11 Oct 2019

Former rebels of the FARC in Colombia have asked for forgiveness for kidnappings of politicians, soldiers and civilians they perpetrated during the civil war.

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The memory of Srebrenica is fading away

11 Oct 2019

Emir Suljagic, former deputy defence minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, writes: "In the face of this threat, it is up to our generation to prevent one from taking place again and to ensure that the lives and sacrifices of my mother, Ahmo Husic, and other Bosniak survivors have not been in vain.”

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Nazi Persecution of People with Disabilities

8 Oct 2019

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is sharing the history of Nazi persecution of people with disabilities during this month’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologises for 1919 massacre at Amritsar

8 Oct 2019

The archbishop of Canterbury (United Kingdom) has apologised “in the name of Christ” for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar (India).

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The "Cristinas of Conflict" Keep the Memory of Disappeared Women Alive in Colombia

3 Oct 2019

A traveling exhibition in Colombia keeps alive the memory of women who were forcibly disappeared in the south of the country during the armed conflict.

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Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice

3 Oct 2019

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), have published the Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice.

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IHRA Call for Grant Applications 2020

2 Oct 2019

Do you have a project that aims to safeguard the historical record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma? Are you active in the fields of education, remembrance or research? Then you may qualify for a grant from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)! Applications must be received by 24 January 2020. Read more about the funding options here.

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Global Centre for R2P: "Climate Change: 'threat multiplier' for conflict and atrocities"

26 Sep 2019

GAAMAC Steering Group member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) released an Atrocity Alert on the threat of climate change on conflict and atrocities.

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Joint open letter on concerns about the global increase in hate speech

25 Sep 2019

Thirty independent UN experts have published an open letter deploring the rise of hate speech worldwide.

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Chair's Message on International Day of Peace 2019

21 Sep 2019

The GAAMAC community of commitment, united in prevention,  is both a wonderful promise and a resource to contribute to a better world, where communities and societies free themselves from the fear of war and destruction, thanks to their engagement to prevent violence, hate and discrimination and their vibrant commitment for a world of solidarity and non violence.

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The Sentinel Project's Hatebase

20 Sep 2019

The Sentinel Project, which works with at-risk communities and with technology to prevent atrocities, has a new initiative: Hatebase.

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Security sector reform is vital to Silencing the Guns in Africa

20 Sep 2019

The African Union (AU) has set the ambitious goal of “silencing the guns” by 2020. Security sector reform and governance are key to achieving this, as these inherent political processes address the root causes of conflict, a new piece by the Institute for Security Studies argues.

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GCR2P Summary of the UN General Assembly Plenary Meeting on the Responsibility to Protect

22 Aug 2019

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) produced a summary of the discussions held during the UN General Assembly plenary meeting on “the Responsibility to Protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity” on 27-28 June 2019 in New York, as part of the formal agenda of its 73rd session.

The GCR2P summary provides an overview of state participation in the meeting, as well as of key themes addressed during the two days. 

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International Humanitarian Law Digital App

21 Aug 2019

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions this past 12 August 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a digital application that provides access to international humanitarian law treaties and other related documents via tablets and smartphones.

The IHL Digital App has been developed by ICRC as a tool to support the promotion of IHL worldwide, inform the overall law and policy debate, and help professionals in their humanitarian dialogues and negotiation.

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The Peace Corner Podcast

13 Aug 2019

In October 2018, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) launched its first podcast series “The Peace Corner”. Through these podcast episodes, listeners will meet with peacebuilders from the GPPAC network, telling their stories from all over the world. 

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Fact Sheet on the International Court of Justice & the Rohingya

6 Aug 2019

GAAMAC Steering Group member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and GAAMAC partner the Global Justice Center jointly produced a briefing on "The International Court of Justice & the Genocide of the Rohingya". This fact sheet examines current accountability efforts, including at the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court. It also intends to clarify available avenues for justice for the crimes committed against the Rohingya population, with a focus on state responsibility for genocide.

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First Things First: Prioritize Mass Atrocity Prevention

30 Jul 2019

In this piece published by PeaceLab, Chiara de Franco, an Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Southern Denmark, calls for the development of a coherent approach to atrocity prevention at European Union (EU) level, mainstreamed through its security, development, and trade policies.

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Stopping hate speech: A conversation with UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Mr. Adama Dieng (EN/FR)

19 Jul 2019

In this video released by the United Nations, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Mr. Adama Dieng talks about the relation between hate speech and hate crimes from an historical perspective, thereby warning against the rise of extremism that we observe globally nowadays.

Dans cette vidéo produite par les Nations Unies, M. Adama Dieng, Conseiller spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU pour la prévention du génocide, rappelle que « les crimes de haine commencent avec les discours haineux ».

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Youth Association for Development is among the winners of the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards 2019

16 Jul 2019

Mr. Atta ul Haq, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Association for Development (YAD), a GAAMAC partner in Pakistan, has been selected as one of the fifteen winners of the first Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards initiated by Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland last September.

YAD was granted an award in the category Promoting Peace with its project on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) based in the province of Baluchistan.

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