genocide prevention

Bonhoeffer asks this question as he considers the Holocaust--looking back at both human depravity and the complicity that keeps "good humans" from acting. What turns all of us into bystanders and benefactors, safe in our homes, content not to rock the boat?
Co-authored by Professor Susan Bitensky, Michigan State University College of Law Some days it feels like humankind is not
Additional appreciation was echoed by Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Tom Perriello, who noted that proof
Just this past week, disturbing reports came in about the ongoing violence around the world, and the genocidal violence now taking place in the Central African Republic. As a guest of the State Department, I recently visited Cambodia and later traveled to Vietnam, and was reminded of the tragic history of genocide in the region.
Since the survey began in 2005, four countries have consistently topped the ranking: Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq
Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.
Preventing genocide is everyone's business. Congress and the public deserve to know what the administration is doing to tackle America's most haunting foreign policy challenge.
Did you know that international laws dictate the rules of the game when it comes to selling bananas and iPods, but not grenade launchers and AK-47s?
Out of 30 students, only two recognized the word "Holocaust." But when talk turned to discrimination and bigotry, every single hand went up, each student desperate to recount his or her own tale of prejudice.
Violent instincts aren't reserved for tyrants, psychopaths, soldiers or citizens just following orders. Genocide is an extreme expression of a type of human behavior that is way too normal.
For his new super agency on "Mass Atrocities" to have any credibility, Pres. Obama should stop playing political games with genocide, recognize previous "Mass Atrocities", such as the Armenian Genocide, and draw appropriate lessons from them.
As the decades pass, regrettably, the incomprehensible nightmare become part of history and seems to be replaced by new nightmares. We seem to be forgetting a lot all the time.
Recently I participated in a year-long effort to identify practical steps that could enhance the capacity of the U.S. government to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.
Today is the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For America, this is a reminder of the ideals we stand for and the moral responsibilities we have abdicated for too long.