ICRtoP Publication: Domesticating the Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Atrocities
Find out how your organization can engage with national actors working to prevent mass atrocities
Since the unanimous agreement of the Responsibility to Protect at the 2005 World Summit, more and more governments have worked to integrate the pledge to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing into domestic policies and programs. A range of initiatives including, inter alia, the appointment of national Focal Points, the creation of parliamentary bodies, and the establishment of national institutions, all serve to advance States' commitment to the prevention of mass atrocity crimes.
The ICRtoP is pleased to introduce our latest document: “Domesticating RtoP and the Prevention of Atrocities: How Can Civil Society Engage with Existing National Initiatives?” which outlines five government mechanisms that seek to put atrocity prevention into practice, and the ways that civil society can monitor, support, and otherwise engage with such actors and institutions. The ICRtoP hopes civil society worldwide will use this document to inform and guide their cooperation with these national initiatives.
Special thanks to the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, George Mason University's Genocide Prevention Program, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the Prevention and Protection Working Group, the UN Joint Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and RtoP, and UNA-UK for their input into this document.