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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.

Strategies for Community-Led Violence Prevention and Transitional Justice in Guinea

9 Apr 2020

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Since March 2017, the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR)—a consortium of nine organizations offering a multidisciplinary, grassroots approach to transitional justice—has been working collaboratively with civil society organizations and survivors in Guinea to confront...

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A time for a welcomed leadership: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Appeal for Global Ceasefire

3 Apr 2020

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Global Action Against Mass Atrocities (GAAMAC) fully supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s Appeal for Global Ceasefire to “put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives”.

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13 EU members issue joint statement over rule of law during COVID-19

2 Apr 2020

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13 EU members including GAAMAC Steering Group member Denmark and GAAMAC partner the Netherlands have expressed deep concern about “the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures”.

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A time for solidarity and strengthened connection in prevention

20 Mar 2020

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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.

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Opportunity for Practitioners in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

21 Feb 2020

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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.

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UN Security Council to hold an open debate on transitional justice

13 Feb 2020

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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.

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GAAMAC Asia Pacific Study group meets in Bangkok

31 Jan 2020

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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.

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Addressing the weaponization of social media

17 Jan 2020

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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.

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Social media and conflict in Iraq and Democratic Republic of Congo

17 Jan 2020

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PeaceTech Lab recently published new hate speech Lexicons on social media and conflict in Iraq and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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South Sudan peace agreement signed in Rome

15 Jan 2020

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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.

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Asia Pacific Study Group prepares report on hate speech

20 Dec 2019

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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.

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Digital Accountability Symposium: Weapons of Mass Media–Facebook News and a Call to Accountability

17 Dec 2019

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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.

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Human Rights and Preventing Mass Atrocities: Making the Connection

12 Dec 2019

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On 4 December, GAAMAC partner Rights for Peace held a panel discussion on the prevention of atrocities. Find a summary of the event here.

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GCR2P held two events on hate speech in 2019

25 Nov 2019

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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.

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How partnership helps to resolve clan conflict in the Philippines

20 Nov 2019

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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.

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The young Ethiopians working for peace

15 Nov 2019

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In Ethiopia, around 130 “peace ambassadors” are working alongside elders and government officials on improving community relations.

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What South Africa can teach the U.S. about reparations

13 Nov 2019

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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...

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Coalition for Genocide Response

8 Nov 2019

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A new Coalition for Genocide Response was launched in the United Kingdom's parliament this month. 

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Global Survivors Fund: A fund for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence

31 Oct 2019

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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. 

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Reproducing Impunity: Gendering the Draft Convention on Crimes against Humanity

30 Oct 2019

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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.

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