Mass Atrocity and Genocide Prevention


Hague Institute appraises Obama’s mass atrocity prevention efforts



Hague Institute appraises Obama’s mass atrocity prevention efforts
In April the Hague Institute for Global Justice released a report assessing the Obama administration’s efforts in mass atrocity and genocide prevention. The report identifies lessons for the Trump administration as well as other governments and non-state actors who share the goal of preventing and stopping mass atrocities. President Obama… Read More

Executive Order presents comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention



Executive Order presents comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention
On May 18 the White House released an Executive Order that presents a comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention and response. The Executive Order continues the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board that was established via Presidential Study Directive-10 in 2012; lays out support from executive departments, agencies, and offices; and updates and… Read More

Partners in Prevention: A Global Forum on Ending Genocide



Partners in Prevention: A Global Forum on Ending Genocide
May 19, 2016 The United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum will host Partners in Prevention: A Global Forum on Ending Genocide on May 19, 2016. The forum brings together international policymakers and experts to discuss atrocity prevention coordination, best practices, and future agendas for domestic and international atrocity prevention efforts.… Read More

2016 Atrocities Prevention Report released



2016 Atrocities Prevention Report released
The State Department has announced the release of their 2016 Atrocities Prevention Report. The report describes the targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups in the Middle East and in Burma, and provides an overview of the U.S. government response to these attacks. The… Read More

Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act introduced to Senate



Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act introduced to Senate
Earlier this month Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, S. 2551. The act aims to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten national and international security,  by enhancing U.S. civilian capacities to prevent and mitigate such… Read More

Sewell provides update on Atrocity Prevention Board



Sewell provides update on Atrocity Prevention Board

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewell recently spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations on the origin, purpose, and progress of the Atrocities Preventions Board...

InterAgency Journal 3-2 (Special Edition)



InterAgency Journal 3-2 (Special Edition)

Inside this issue:  A New Era of Conflict Resolution, by Roméo A. Dallaire; The Military Profession and Counter-Genocide Leadership, by Michael H. Hoffman; The Killing Fields, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide in Europe, Hal Elliott Wert ...and much more.

White House announces strategy for mass Atrocity prevention and response



White House announces strategy for mass Atrocity prevention and response

The White House released the fact sheet for a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities.  The strategy stems from an August 2011 Presidential Study Directive...