As a service to the atrocity prevention community, GAAMAC posts news directly relevant to atrocity prevention. The opinions expressed in the news articles do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.
27 Jan 2022
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.
26 Jan 2022
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
20 Jan 2022
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is a member of GAAMAC’s community. It raises the alarm on a phenomenon which is less well-known than Holocaust denial, but equally as dangerous: Holocaust distortion.
15 Dec 2021
A message from GAAMAC Chair, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, for the end of the year.
6 Dec 2021
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?
GAAMAC report: Preventing Hate Speech, Incitement, And Discrimination - Lessons On Promoting Tolerance And Respect For Diversity In The Asia Pacific
1 Dec 2021
Hate speech and incitement to violence, when tolerated or promoted by political and religious leaders, are significant risk factors for atrocities. For this reason, the GAAMAC Asia Pacific Study Group has focused its research on the prevention of hate speech, both online and offline.
GAAMAC’s Africa Working Group publishes a toolkit to establish and manage national prevention mechanisms
29 Nov 2021
This comprehensive training toolkit is designed for all practitioners with an interest in building capacity to establish or promote the effective management of national mechanisms to prevent atrocities.
12 Nov 2021
The Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict is a partner of GAAMAC. As part of its research project on Public Health and National Security after COVID-19, it has published a report entitled “Rethinking Health Security after COVID-19”.
Policy Brief: The Relationship Between Violations and Abuses of Human Rights and the Commission of Atrocity Crimes
12 Nov 2021
The Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P), a GAAMAC Steering Group member, has published a briefing paper examining the relationship between mass atrocity crimes and human rights violations and abuses, highlighting that such violations and abuses may precede and significantly...
12 Nov 2021
On 8 November 2021, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Wairimu Nderitu issued a statement on the situation on Ethiopia. While warning that the risk of widespread and systematic violence was real, she expressed hope that Ethiopians can find shared interests and...
GAAMAC Africa Working Group Focal Persons Meet with the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide
30 Oct 2021
On October 15 the GAAMAC Africa Working Group Focal Persons, representing the five geographic regions of the African Continent, have met with Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.
21 Oct 2021
Invited by UNESCO to discuss the role of education in the prevention of atrocity crimes, GAAMAC Chair Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi focused on the nexus between justice and education.
20 Oct 2021
Platform for Social Justice engages with former child soldiers in Uganda. Based on its experience, it offers five approaches to facilitate their reintegration and build lasting peace.
4 Oct 2021
For the second year in a row, GAAMAC is delighted to take part to the Geneva Peace Week. It will hold a panel on “Addressing the impunity gap and discrimination for resilient societies”.
15 Sep 2021
Two GAAMAC informal partners, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and UNESCO, together with the United Nations and the European Commission, have launched a campaign against Holocaust denial and distortion.
8 Sep 2021
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will award GAAMAC Chair, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, with the 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize.
7 Sep 2021
Virtual Reality is an innovative way of building awareness of mass atrocities and support for survivors, as an immersive exhibition on the Yazidi community demonstrates.
2 Sep 2021
Switzerland organised the third retreat of the twelve largest donors to the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) from 31 August to 2 September 2021.
1 Sep 2021
Narration can have a powerful impact on fighting prejudice and violence at the grassroots level. Rights for Peace’s projects in Sudan and South Sudan have championed the voices of the young generation, civil society, traditional singers and survivors of conflict-related sexual violence to foster...
27 Aug 2021
On the 1st and 2nd of September, 2021 the six Regional Focal Persons of GAAMAC’s Africa Working Group (G-AWG) will gather in Grand Bassam for a two-day retreat chaired by Justice Jamila Mohammed. Each representing an area of the African continent, they will prepare the ground for GAAMAC IV Global...