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 Aug 2018
A new publication by the Institute for Security Studies evaluates the AU's conflict prevention instruments and makes recommendations on how to improve them.
Neutrality: A Tool or a Limit for Preventing Mass Atrocitiy Crimes and Genocide? The Case of Switzerland
23 Jul 2018
Giulia Persoz of the University of Lausanne has published an article on the Swiss approach to atrocity prevention.
16 Jul 2018
GAAMAC III participant and professor at the State University of Jakarta Hafid Abbas recommends ASEAN work together with GAAMAC to prevent atrocities by formulating a regional action plan.
12 Jul 2018
The United States Congress is considering a bill to bolster U.S. efforts to prevent, mitigate and respond to atrocities around the world.
10 Jul 2018
Written and oral evidence on the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention submitted to the United Kingdom Foreign Affairs Committee.
28 Jun 2018
The UK's UN Association Outreach and Campaigns Officer Laurel Hart wrote a useful summary of GAAMAC III, which convened around 200 atrocity prevention experts and practitioners from around the world.
28 Jun 2018
26 Jun 2018
On 25 June 2018, the United Nations General Assembly for the first time formally discussed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as part of the agenda of its 72nd session. Read here the remarks by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
18 Jun 2018
The 2011 and 2015 general elections in Nigeria were marred with hate speech and accompanied by violence. In this paper and policy brief, Olusola Isola from the Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar explores the issue and provides policy recommendations ahead of the 2019 elections.
15 Jun 2018
Samantha Capicotto and Rob Scharf of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation have carried an assessment of National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes.
12 Jun 2018
The Early Warning Project ran a wiki survey in December to poll opinions on countries' relative risks of mass killing onsets. Find the results here.
Transitional Justice in Countries Emerging from Conflict: A Step Toward Sustainable Peace and Development
7 Jun 2018
The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) looks at the role transitional justice processes can play in the SDGs and prevention.
6 Jun 2018
One of GAAMAC's partners, Youth Association for Development (YAD), has been shortlisted for a N-Peace grant in the category Youth led Initiatives on Women, Peace and Security – young women and men building peace.
4 Jun 2018
From 13 to 15 February 2018, a diverse range of actors convened in Vienna to decide on next steps in the implementation of the Plan of Action for religious leaders and actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes.
4 Jun 2018
Associate Professor and GAAMAC III participant Ernesto Verdeja has compiled a brief overview of the conditions that may lead to atrocities.
31 May 2018
Interview with former UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Dr. Ivan Šimonović
2 May 2018
What is the main challenge today to effectively implement atrocity prevention both at the national and international level?
Governments are still hesitant to openly discuss their atrocity prevention gaps internally and internationally. That negatively reflects on mobilization of energy and...
27 Apr 2018
In a policy brief for the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, Dr. Deborah Mayersen outlines practical, evidence-based recommendations to build resilience to genocide in at-risk countries.
The brief highlights the importance of focusing on the local: prioritizing local perspectives...
Atrocity Prevention and Peacebuilding: Key insights and lessons from a global consultation convened by Peace Direct
9 Apr 2018
Peace Direct published a new report on the role of local peacebuilders in atrocity prevention, an issue that has not gained much attention so far. The report is the outcome of a four-day online consultation process involving 93 participants, which took place at the end of 2017.
28 Mar 2018
On 26 March 2018, the Columbia Global Policy Initiative and the Stanley Foundation held a half-day event on Making Atrocity Prevention Effective, together with the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
Experts in the field of atrocity prevention,...