The Genocide Prevention Task Force was jointly convened in 2007 by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. In December 2008, the GPTF released a report entitled “Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers.” The report asserts that genocide is preventable, and that making progress toward doing so begins with leadership and political will. It offers 34 recommendations as part of a comprehensive approach, recommending improved early warning mechanisms, early action to prevent crises, timely diplomatic responses to emerging crises, greater preparedness to employ military options, and action to strengthen global norms and institutions. Download the report here.
“The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and Genocide Prevention in Africa” outlines the outcomes of an expert roundtable convened by the International Peace Institute, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and the InterAfrica Group, which took place in Addis Ababa in October 2008. The report discusses the scope of RtoP and genocide prevention, including how each is distinct from humanitarian intervention, the conceptual implications of applying RtoP in Africa, given the complex internal and external dynamics exerting pressure on the African state and the operational implications for RtoP at global, regional, and subregional levels. Download the report here.