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Compilation of Risk Factors and Legal Norms for the Prevention of Genocide
 
Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights
April 2011
 
The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) published a major compendium of legal norms for genocide prevention, setting forth a set of risk factors for genocide and the normative basis in international law for those risk factors. 
 
JBI’s Compilation of Risk Factors and Legal Norms for the Prevention of Genocide was created at the request of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Dr. Francis M. Deng.  The document sets out the legal framework for and gives substance to the concept of “genocide prevention,” the cornerstone of the Special Adviser’s mandate and a core obligation of the 140 States that have ratified the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

JBI released the Compilation at the United Nations at a launch event featuring a discussion on genocide prevention with expert panelists Dr. Deng, Edward Luck, the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Responsibility to Protect, and Felice Gaer, Director of JBI.

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