News on atrocity prevention from GAAMAC, its community around the world, multilateral institutions and expert voices. The opinions expressed in the articles do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.
A mock trial raises awareness on ethics and human rights
On 31 January 2023, the mock trial of Ernst Rüdin appeared at the United Nations Headquarters in New-York. Ernst Rüdin was a senior advisor to the Nazi government on its racial hygiene policies and practices. His mock trial was designed as an educational project of both human, moral and declarative...
Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Pakistan
A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group explains the root causes of hate speech and incitement in Pakistan and shows how it is entrenched in the country’s political arena.
Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of India
Violence against minorities on the basis of religion and ethnicity has been a regular feature throughout India’s modern history. A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group examines the issue of hate speech and incitement leading to hate crimes in the country.
Addressing and preventing gender-based violence: examples from Colombia and Guatemala
Dealing with crimes against women and girls is intricately linked with the prevention of these crimes in the future. A policy brief by GAAMAC and its partners looks at post-conflict measures with the potential to influence the future, too.
Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Malaysia
The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified hate speech and incitement against minoritiy groups, increasing the vulnerabilities of migrants and refugees in Southeast Asia. To illustrate this regional trend, a case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group examines how the Rohingya population has become the target of hate speech and incitement in...
Conflict in Ukraine heightened risks of mass atrocities
For the last few days, GAAMAC has followed with great concern the events unfolding in Ukraine. As a community committed to the prevention of mass atrocities, it is acutely aware that conflict heightens the risks of, and may be conducive to, the potential commission of atrocities – as well as...
Workshop digest: addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies
On Tuesday 2 November, GAAMAC was invited to hold a panel on “Addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies” at the Geneva Peace Week.
Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Indonesia
Indonesia champions itself as an example of how different races, ethnicities, and religions can live together under one nation-state, yet the country has seen several significant hate speech and incitement cases. A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group gives comprehensive analysis of the hate speech phenomenon in Indonesia,...
Preventing recurrence: Policy alternatives for transitional justice in the Western Balkans
A report by GAAMAC partner Impunity Watch aims to assist policymakers in widening the space for arguments around transitional justice, to give it direction by providing ideas for an alternative framework that links transitional justice to the prevention of recurrence of violence.
Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of the Philippines
Hate speech, incitement to violence and discrimination in the Philippines, in particularly against Filipino Muslims and the Bangsamoro people, are deeply rooted in the country’s colonial and post-colonial history. A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group examines these causes and makes recommendations to address them.
Preventing hate speech, incitement and discrimination: the case of Myanmar
A case study by GAAMAC’s Asia Pacific Study Group explains the historical and cultural contexts as well as the political dynamics of hate speech and incitement in Myanmar.
GAAMAC partner wins peacebuilding award
The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is an active partner of the GAAMAC community. Its President’s expertise and dedication have been rewarded by the Inaugural Local Peacebuilder Award.
Fighting Islamophobia in Uganda
Justice Access Point is a partner of GAAMAC in Uganda. Its Director, Mohammed Ndifuna, explained why countering Islamophobia was one of its priority campaign.
For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, discover the IHRA’s Toolkit against Holocaust distortion
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is a member of GAAMAC’s community. It raises the alarm on a lesser-known phenomenon than Holocaust denial, but equally as dangerous: Holocaust distortion.
GAAMAC ends 2021 on a high note
An end-of-year message from GAAMAC Chair, Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi.
Fighting misinformation to prevent election violence in Kenya
Kenya will hold its next general election in 2022. How can the country avoid repeating past episodes of misinformation, ethnic polarization, and violence during electoral periods?
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