About Genocide Prevention
In the 21st century, the risk of mass atrocities threatens hundreds of thousands of innocent lives around the world. Genocide – where perpetrators act to completely wipe out an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group – is the worst of these horrors.
The U.S. government has recently recognized that preventing genocide and mass violence against civilians is not only a moral duty, but also a matter of national security. Following the recommendations of the 2008 Genocide Prevention Task Force, co-chaired by Secretaries Madeleine Albright and William S. Cohen, the government has taken a series of measures to strengthen its ability to prevent and respond to mass atrocities and genocide worldwide.
Despite these promising measures, the U.S. remains ill-equipped to prevent genocide. Citizens for Global Solutions believes that further action and continued commitment remains necessary to ensure that the U.S. can act swiftly, cooperatively and decisively to confront the horror of genocide worldwide.
The Responsibility Not to Veto: The Future of Genocide Prevention
- Toolkit: Genocide Prevention, Is it Possible?
- White Paper: The Responsibility Not to Veto: A Way Forward
This paper includes:
- An overview of the concept of R2P and the challenges of the veto
- An outline of the origins and evolution of the concept of R2NV
- Case studies: Rwanda, Kosovo and Darfur
- Key policy recommendations
- Fact Sheet: Genocide Prevention Factsheet 2011
- White Paper: United Nations Emergency Peace Service: One Step Towards Effective Genocide Prevention
- Report: MARO- Mass Atrocities Response Operations
- Senate Resolution: On Genocide Prevention
- Report Card: Grading Obama - Examining the Administration's LRA Strategy:
Special Report from the U.S Genocide Prevention Task Force
Citizens for Global Solutions' Policy Director, Ariela Blätter, contributed to the U.S Genocide Prevention Task Force, which was co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and William Cohen. The Task Force produced this 174 page report which serves as a blueprint for U.S policy makers.
Leadership: The Indispensable Ingredient
Early Warning: Assessing Risks and Triggering Action
Early Prevention: Engaging before the Crisis
Preventative Diplomacy: Halting and Reversing Escalation
Employing Military Options
International Action: Strengthening Norms and Institutions
Preventing Mass Atrocities
This 16 page policy brief includes:
- Detecting risks & promoting action
- Diplomacy:First line of prevention
- Building resilient societies
- International cooperation
- Links to useful websites
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