Burundi: An R2P Success Story Now on the Brink

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Frequent AIPR guest blogger Dominique Fraser, post-graduate student and former president of the R2P Student Coalition at the University of Queensland, returns today with an overview of the recent flare-up of violence in Burundi. Previously for AIPR, Ms. Fraser has covered issues related to R2P and mass atrocity prevention in the Central African Republic, Sudan and Myanmar.

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Presidential elections in Burundi are set for the 26th of …

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Myanmar and Pillar II of the Responsibility to Protect

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This month’s AIPR Blog post was written by Dominique Fraser, a current post-graduate student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her Honours thesis examines peacekeeping in Africa and the relationship between the African Union and the UN. Her research interests also include mass atrocity crime prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). In previous blog posts for AIPR, Ms. Fraser analyzed the ongoing turmoil in the Central …

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Policy for GenPrev [17 October 2013]

Logical Broadening or Impractical Overreach: Should R2P Include Deliberate Inaction by Governments in the Face of Natural Disasters? 
Should restricting access to aid be considered a crime against humanity under the R2P framework? Should R2P be expanded to include deliberate restriction of aid or willful abandonment of populations in the face of natural disasters? Part One of this two-part series outlined the debate that occurred in 2008 surrounding Cyclone Nargis …

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Policy for GenPrev [3 October 2013]

Logical Broadening or Impractical Overreach: Should R2P Include Deliberate Inaction by Governments in the Face of Natural Disasters? 
Should restricting access to aid be considered a crime against humanity under the R2P framework? Should R2P be expanded to include deliberate restriction of aid or willful abandonment of populations in the face of natural disasters? This piece is the first part of a two-part blog series that will examine this …

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GenPrev in the News [2 May 2013]

Establishing a “Culture of Remembrance and Non-Recurrence”:
Regional Approaches to Genocide Prevention
Exterior of S-21 Prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By MICHELLE EBERHARD
Genocide prevention requires a transnational commitment of states willing to collaborate and work together to recognize threats and identify means by which potential conflict can be avoided. In a similar way, reducing the risk of genocide necessitates a consistent sharing of ideas so that methods for prevention can be continually …

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GenPrev in the News [19 March 2013]

Responsibility to Implement:
Considering Civil Society’s Knowledge and Use of R2P

By MICHELLE EBERHARD
In 2001, the Canadian-based International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) produced a report called The Responsibility to Protect (now often abbreviated as “R2P”). The concept of R2P — as endorsed, in modified form, by the United Nations World Summit in 2005 — centers on the belief that while each state “carries the primary responsibility for the …

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GenPrev in the News [6 March 2013]

Searching for Solutions in Syria:
Questions Concerning the Application of R2P
By MICHELLE EBERHARD
One of the most troubling crises in our world today is the conflict in Syria, where the United Nations estimates that 70,000 civilians have been killed and millions more people are displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. The unrest, which began in the spring of 2011 with public uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s repressive governance tactics, …

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Policy for GenPrev [18 January 2013]

By MARISSA GOLDFADEN
In November 2012, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs released a publication, Civil Society and Disarmament 2012 – Applying a Disarmament Lens to Gender, Human Rights, Development, Security, Education and Communication: Six Essays. Given the Auschwitz Institute’s mission, this post focuses on the essay, “Minimizing the impact of illicit small arms and diverted weapons transfers in the commission of atrocity crimes, human rights violations and other violence” by …

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GenPrev in the News [17 July 2012]

By MARISSA GOLDFADEN
Today, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect released the fourth issue of their bimonthly bulletin, R2P Monitor. This issue features Syria, Sudan, and DR Congo, all in “Current Crisis,” and Libya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Burma/Myanmar, South Sudan, Somalia and Central Africa, with situations of “Serious Concern.” Current crises are those where mass atrocity crimes are occurring and urgent action is needed; serious concern indicates that there is …

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From the AIPR Team [8 June 2012]

By MARISSA GOLDFADEN
Attention, GenPrev fans! Next week is your lucky week if you live in New York, as there are five events related to GenPrev happening over three consecutive days.
First and foremost (from our point of view) is a talk titled “What Does It Mean to Prevent Genocide?” by Auschwitz Institute executive director Tibi Galis (pictured here), at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Tibi’s talk …

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