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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A UN Rapid Deployment Force will allow the United Nations to protect civilians and undertake humanitarian missions more quickly, saving more lives.
We are calling on Jordan, party to the ICC and UNSC President in April, to pursue criminal charges against ISIS individuals at the ICC. We will also encourage a UNSC resolution to freeze assets of ISIS supporters and create a legitimate use of force.
Accession to the International Criminal Court by both Palestine and Israel would be a crucial step toward accountability and justice for all
Ask Secretary Kerry to Urge the UN Security Council to spare the veto in the face of mass atrocities.

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News and Updates

Defendants during the Nuremberg Trials
By Ronald Glossop | May 26, 2017 - 6:14pm EDT
 “60 MINUTES” on Sunday evenings is a very popular weekly TV news programs.  The second segment of the May 7, 2017 program focused on Ben Ferencz, a prosecutor for the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.  In those trials Nazi leaders were convicted for the killing of millions of Jews and others in what became known as "the Holocaust.”  Fortunately you can see Leslie Stahl’s wonderful interview of Ben again and again at [...] Read More
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
Ever since President Obama drew a red line to prevent further use of poison gas by Bashar al-Assad to murder Syrian citizens, I have advocated action to enforce the treaty against the use of such weapons.  The U.S. Congress refused to review and endorse Obama's call for action because Russia and other supporters of Assad said they would remove the remaining poison gas from Syria and take it to Russia. However, they did [...] Read More