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.
9 Jan 2016
By the International Center for Transitional Justice On December 8, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at New York University hosted UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for the 8th Annual Emilio Mignone Lecture on Transitional Justice.
23 Dec 2015
The Second International Meeting of the “Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes” (GAAMAC II) on ‘Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention architectures’ will take place in Manila, Philippines.
15 Dec 2015
By the Embassy of Switzerland in Manila On Friday, 11 December 2015, a briefing was hosted at the Ambassador's Residence introducing the 2nd International Meeting of the "Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes" (GAAMAC) on "Preventing atrocities: How to strengthen national atrocity prevention architectures". This global conference will take place in Manila from 2 to 4 February 2016.
14 Dec 2015
By the Early Warning Project Which countries in the world are most likely to see the start of new episodes of state-led mass killing in 2016?
8 Dec 2015
By the Stanley Foundation Recent world events have highlighted the threat posed by violent nonstate actors that perpetrate mass atrocity crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes. To examine the challenges facing the international community from these new threats, a roundtable workshop of experts and policymakers was convened at the Airlie Center outside Washington, DC, as part of the Stanley Foundation’s 56th annual Strategy for Peace Conference held October 14-16, 2015.
3 Dec 2015
Who are DCAF-ISSAT’s founding members and what are their roles?
2 Dec 2015
The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation is offering in collaboration with Stockton University for a graduate-level Genocide Prevention Certificate (GPC).
Joint NGO Statement Urging Coordinated Global Response to the Escalating Human Rights Crisis in Burundi
13 Nov 2015
4 Nov 2015
(New York, 4 November 2015) The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, called on the Government of Myanmar to take all possible measures to ensure that the upcoming elections of 8 November are held in a peaceful environment.
20 Oct 2015
Atrocity crimes disproportionately affect women and girls at an alarming rate. Indeed, women and girls often make up the majority of victims of such violence and bear the brunt of the economic and social consequences of atrocities. Discrimination against women and girls, as well as the violation of their human rights, signals a gradual break down of good governance and the rule of law, with the United Nations Secretary General explicitly stating that such discrimination can be a source of risk. Such violations are also indicators for atrocity crimes, and can themselves amount to genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing.
20 Oct 2015
The Simon-Skjodt Center at the United States Genocide Memorial Museum has announced The Early Warning Project Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program.
14 Oct 2015
(New York, 13 October 2015) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed alarm at the escalation in violent rhetoric by influential religious leaders in relation to the situation in Syria.
12 Oct 2015
The International Peace Institute and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect held an event on 26 September. IPI has made available the video of the event online.
2 Oct 2015
Since the earlier post, the Early Warning Project (http://www.earlywarningproject.com) has revealed the new information and puts Myanmar at the top of countries at the highest risk of experiencing mass atrocities. Combining the "ensemble" data from the three statistical models along with the pool of expert opinions, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum-led project aims to provide a "public early warning system for mass atrocities."
26 Sep 2015
The Elders, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and the International Peace Institute co-hosted a high-level panel event discussing ways to improve the Security Council’s ability to prevent and halt the commission of mass atrocity crimes.
17 Sep 2015
(New York, 17 September 2015) The United Nations Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, called for the establishment of credible accountability and reconciliation mechanisms for Sri Lanka.
15 Sep 2015
(New York, - 15 September 2015) The UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed concern at the ever increasing impact on civilians of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, and the virtual silence of the international community about the threat to populations.
12 Sep 2015
The UN General Assembly passed its resolution on September 11, 2015, proclaiming 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. Initiated by the republic of Armenia, this resolution followed up on another resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council in March.
3 Sep 2015
The Declaration of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Preventionwas adopted at the Fourth Focal Points Meeting of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, on May 29, 2015 in the city of Santiago, Chile. It represents a further step towards the consolidation and formalization of the objectives and areas of work agreed upon by the Focal Points at the launch of the Network in March of 2012.
13 Aug 2015
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