Kenya Situation of Concern – December Update

December was notable for a rise in violence along Kenya’s northern border.  Moyale District and Wajir County are witnessing a predicted increase in violence which has driven thousands out of the region. Nairobi and Mombasa continue to be a hotbed of violence both...

The Responsibility to Do What We Can: Understanding and strengthening local, nonviolent strategies for civilian self-protection in the context of mass atrocities

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, instituted in 2005, exemplifies the dominant paradigm for action during mass atrocities: international intervention. While R2P places primary responsibility on states, the international community is nonetheless positioned as the...

Equality of Impunity?

A Report from the 12th Session of the Assembly of State Parties of the ICC The Sentinel Project’s policy advisor Dr. Kjell Anderson recently attended the twelfth session of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  The Assembly of State...

AIDS Intersects with Genocide

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day.  It may surprise you to find coverage of this event on a genocide-prevention blog, but there’s actually a big overlap between the two tragedies of genocide and AIDS.  To see this connection clearly, we need only examine the...