Mass Atrocity Prevention Toolkit

The Hague Institute and Partners Win NWO-WOTRO Grant

The NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development announced that The Hague Institute will receive funding for the a new project within the research program Security & Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States. This program is run by WOTRO in collaboration with the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law.

The project, Mass Atrocity Prevention Toolkit: The Effectiveness and Ethics of Mass Atrocity Prevention Policies with Case Studies of Syria and Kenya, aims to develop pathways to determining the probability of success and failure of policies towards prevention and mitigation of mass atrocities, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing. Taking Syria and Kenya as case studies, the project will develop a new toolkit for policy-makers at the state level, in international organizations and on the ground in fragile and conflict-affects settings.

“This project aims to use state of the art evidence from political science and other social sciences to better inform important debates about how to prevent and respond to mass atrocities such as those occurring in Syria and elsewhere.”

Dr. Eamon Aloyo, Senior Researcher in the Conflict Prevention program

The principle investigator is Dr. Eamon Aloyo of The Hague Institute, and he will collaborate with Tessa Alleblas of THI, Dr. K. Ringera of International Peace Initiatives, Prof. dr.  E. Newman of University of Leeds, and Dr. S. Naser of University of Birmingham. For more information, please click here.

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