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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.

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda

29 Oct 2019

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A new edited book titled “Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda” has been published.

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Focus on 2020: Opportunities for the twentieth anniversary of Resolution 1325

29 Oct 2019

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A paper by the International Peace Institute (IPI), identifies opportunities for the twentieth anniversary of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.

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Universal jurisdiction: Prosecution of Daesh member and Syrian nationals in Germany

29 Oct 2019

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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.

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Free exhibition "Forgotten Victims"

29 Oct 2019

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A free exhibition titled Forgotten Victims in the Wiener Holocaust Library in London attempts to draw attention to the Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust.

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Europe’s prevention crisis: How can civil society respond?

24 Oct 2019

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A new publication by Protection Approaches shows that Europe is facing a prevention crisis, with hate speech and discrimination threatening identity-based violence. In response, Protection Approaches undertook a mapping of civil society organisations active in the prevention of identity-based...

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Colombia ex-rebels testify about crimes at special peace tribunal

11 Oct 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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Preventing Mass Atrocities: From a Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) to a Right to Assist (RtoA) Campaigns of Civil Resistance

1 Oct 2019

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In a recent report, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)  proposes a new normative framework called the Right to Assist (RtoA).

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

26 Sep 2019

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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

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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

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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...

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The Sentinel Project's Hatebase

20 Sep 2019

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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

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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

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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...

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International Humanitarian Law Digital App

21 Aug 2019

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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...

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