Ending Genocide and Mass Atrocities

The horrors of genocide are often prolonged by political inaction and lack of tools to protect vulnerable populations. National governments have a responsibility to protect their citizens, but the international community must act where they fail. Preventing abuse of the veto by permanent members of the UN Security Council and developing a rapid deployment capacity for humanitarian intervention are critical needs.

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We cannot continue to deal with the consequences of one humanitarian crisis after another. It's time to stop the violence before it starts by passing the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act.
Far too many countries have suffered at the hands of ISIS criminals. Join us in urging the UN Security Council to seek justice by demanding an ICC investigation immediately.
Women and children are often the earliest victims of mass atrocities. Support a code of conduct limiting use of the veto against early intervention in these situations.
Ask your Senators to lift US restrictions on funding and supporting the ICC and other international criminal tribunals. The lifting of these restrictions would allow the US to cooperate with the International Criminal Court and help bring the world's worst criminals to justice.

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News and Updates

Syrian children in a doorway (UN photo)
By Rene Wadlow | April 19, 2017 - 9:00am EDT
The Association of World Citizens calls for the re-affirmation of humanitarian international law. It is a call to the soldiers and militia members in armed conflicts to refuse orders to violate humanitarian international law by refusing to use weapons outlawed by international treaties such as chemical weapons, land mines,  cluster munitions or any weapon to attack civilians, especially children and women. We must defend [...] Read More
Lucy Law Webster
By Lucy Webster | April 09, 2017 - 4:37pm EDT
This Blog comes from Lucy Law Webster who worked as a Political Affairs Officer in the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs during the period when the International Protocol on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was drafted, negotiated and ratified. At last, President Trump has said and done something I support. Ever since President Obama drew a red line to prevent further use of poison gas by Bashar al-Assad to [...] Read More
Flags of the United Nations Member States (Photo courtesy of UN)
By Tad Daley | March 26, 2017 - 3:25pm EDT
In his speeches before both CPAC and the U.S. Congress, President Trump described with pinpoint accuracy the sovereign state system of today. But might we see a global anthem tomorrow, and a world flag, and even a United Earth?  This posting is a short version of Tad’s longer article posted on AlterNet on March 10, 2017.  Click here to read his full article and join in the discussion taking place there. “We will serve [...] Read More