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...

Challenges of Humanitarian Drones

A few weeks ago we discussed the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for social good, and presented ways in which drones could contribute to genocide prevention. But while there is great humanitarian potential for drones, several challenges lie ahead. Chief among...

The Crime of Barbarity X

The following blog series by the Sentinel Project’s Steven Kiersons explores how the physical sciences and Western philosophy contributed to the modern phenomenon of genocide and totalitarianism. Kiersons illustrates how the rise of scientism following the discoveries...