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Enablers of Mass Atrocities

To halt and prevent mass atrocities, the U.S. government should target third parties.

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April 4, 2014

Washington, D.C. – As the United States grapples with its role in preventing mass atrocities around the world including the current crisis in Syria, Human Rights First invites you to a panel discussion on Thursday, May 1 hosted by the McCain Institute which will examine lessons learned from the Rwandan genocide. The panel will  feature Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino; Mike Abramowitz, director of the National Institute for Holocaust Educations; Ambassador Frederic C.

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Blueprint | September 25, 2015
A COMPILATION OF BLUEPRINTS FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Introduction On the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, the United States is sponsoring briefings and...
Testimony | July 10, 2014
Testimony of Elisa Massimino for the hearing on "Human Rights Vetting:  Nigeria and Beyond" before the  the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human...
Impact Study | December 23, 2013
Since the beginning of the civil war in 2011, Russia’s state arms dealer Rosoboronexport has been selling arms to President Bashar Al-Assad’s government. Rosoboronexport has provided arms worth...
Opinions | September 13, 2013
Op-ed by Sonni Efron. Russian President Vladimir Putin's dulcet editorial in the New York Times this week sounded like the opening aria in a charm offensive aimed not just at preempting...