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Genocide and mass atrocities can be prevented by promoting the acceptance of states' sovereign responsibilities to ensure basic human protection. The world must help countries meet those responsibilities and ensure an effective multilateral response when states prove unwilling to honor them, a preventive framework outlined by the United Nations' Responsibility to Protect.

Current Work

Strategic Early Prevention, Capacity Building
To prevent the next mass atrocity, the Stanley Foundation engages UN officials, diplomats, and policymakers to support full implementation of the Responsibility to Protect—particularly as a preventive framework. We work to promote strategic policy approaches to pre-crisis atrocity prevention and greater international coordination in both preventing and responding to mass atrocity threats.

The foundation also considers civil society perspectives for building state capacity to prevent atrocity crimes. Contact Carrie DuLaney for more information.

Policy Publications

April 2016
Reducing Risk, Strengthening Resilience: Toward the Structural Prevention of Atrocity Crimes
Alex Bellamy
Policy Analysis Brief (758K)

March 2016
2015 LAN Annual Report
Other Publication (3,342K)

January 2016
Violent Nonstate Actors as
Perpetrators and Enablers of Atrocity Crimes

Policy Dialogue Brief (202K)

January 2016
The First Response: Peaceful Means in the Third Pillar of the Responsibility to Protect
By Alex Bellamy
Policy Analysis Brief (2,916K)

November 2015
The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: Perspectives and Opportunities
Other Publication (409K)

November 2015
Nonstate Actors as Perpetrators and Enablers of Mass Atrocity Violence
Policy Memo (386K)

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Op-Eds and Articles

March 2016
Acting on the Responsibility to Protect
Alex J. Bellamy

January 2016
Joseph McNamara, Editor

January 2016
Peaceful Tools in the Responsibility to Protect
Alex Bellamy

September 2015
Defying Mass Violence and Genocide
Lee Ann De Reus

September 2015
The Best Person for the Job
Keith Porter, President

September 2015
Hope in Darkness
Anthony Kasongo

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Carrie DuLaney
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Reducing Risk, Strengthening Resilience: Toward the Structural Prevention of Atrocity Crimes
Alex Bellamy
Policy Analysis Brief
April 2016

Despite the commitment of world governments to prevent atrocity crimes, and significant work to prevent imminent threats, violence still erupts. Structural prevention of atrocity crimes is an essential area of international work focused on reducing the risks of violence ahead of time. This Stanley Foundation policy analysis brief attempts to synthesize the key conclusions from this work, and importantly, articulates ways to translate theories of... Read More

05/18/16   Allies Against Atrocity: The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Deter, Prevent, and Stop Mass Killings
03/09/16   UN Issues Conference: Developing a Global Mechanism for Atrocity Forecasting and Prevention
03/08/16   Prevention in Latin America: Launch of the 2015 Annual Report of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Courier Courier
The latest issue of Courier  features articles on the state of securing nuclear material as the final nuclear security summit approaches in early April. It also includes a special reprint of an article from the Center for Public Intregrity, "The Stalking Threat of Nuclear Terrorism." Alex Bellamy, an expert on R2P, discusses the progress made in "Acting on the Responsibility to Protect," and three students from a global scholars conference comment about climate change. Lastly, a brief look at the foundation's Iowa Student Global Leadership conference. The full Spring 2016 issue. PDF (2.0 MB) Subscribe for FREE.

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Launching Global Climate Actions
The world recently looked to Paris for the most important global climate change negotiations for achieving a safer climate world: the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As a helpful reference we have compiled this summary of the major work of the Stanley Foundation and its collaborators in an active global role during the past year preparing for this historic event…and the important continuing work ahead. More.

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