How to Disrupt Enablers of Mass Atrocities

Successive administrations have recognized that preventing genocide and crimes against humanity is in the national interest of the United States. The Obama Administration put this rhetoric into action in 2011 by issuing Presidential Study Directive 10, which elevated  mass atrocities prevention to a “core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States” and ordered the creation of a standing atrocities prevention structure in the U.S. government. With farreaching atrocities prevention efforts now underway in the U.S. government, Human Rights First offers an additional, innovative approach that broadens the scope of current atrocities prevention efforts and opens up new avenues for tackling this persistent and complex problem.


Published on November 30, 2012


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