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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 Jai Sutherland for more information.


Latest Publication

Annual Report 2016: Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Other Publication
April 2017

The Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention concluded its fourth year of work in 2016. Among its accomplishments was the completion of the pilot phase of the Raphael Lemkin Seminar. Read More

Op-Eds and Articles

April 2017
Cooperation and Collective Action
Joseph McNamara, Editor, The Stanley Foundation

April 2017
Conflict Averted Without Anyone Firing a Shot
Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall

April 2017
International Order at Risk
Keith Porter, President, The Stanley Foundation

April 2017
“My Apartment Building Is Full of Women Worrying About What Is Next”
Abigail Higgins, Reporting for The Development Set

November 2016
Prevent Mass Atrocities and Genocide with Real Action
Allyson Neville

November 2016
Genocide Survivor Asks World to Listen
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

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CONTACT
Jai-Ayla Sutherland
jsutherland@stanleyfoundation.org
563-264-6862
307-259-8377 cell

CONVENING POSTSCRIPT

Global Parliamentarians
The role of the legislative branch in building national mechanisms for atrocity prevention

The Hague Institute for Global Justice
The Hague, Netherlands
April 13–14, 2017

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EVENTS
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04/13/17   Global Parliamentarians: The Role of the Legislative Branch in Building National Mechanisms for Atrocity Prevention
12/08/16   Climate Change & Food Insecurity—The Role of Environmental Risk Factors in Preventing Atrocities
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Courier Courier
The Spring 2017 issue of Courier provides insight and perspective on different global policy areas, including mass atrocity prevention in the Gambia and climate change agricultural innovation in Morocco. This issue also features a special look at the global order by Stanley Foundation president, Keith Porter; a feature on the struggle of a Somalian refugee hoping to resettle in the US; and a Q&A from our latest explorer award winner. The full Spring 2017 issue. PDF (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

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