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Meeting Notes - June 14, 2008

Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges for the UN and the International Community in the 21st Century

Rachel Davis, Chief Rapporteur, Benjamin Majekodunmi and Judy Smith-Hohn, Rapporteurs

 

 

The report stems from a two-day roundtable in Stellenbosch, South Africa, jointly convened by IPI, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), and the Office of the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide (SAPG). The report addresses lessons from six case studies Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Darfur and poses a series of broader conclusions, identifying issues for further action.

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