The Dream Defenders is a multiracial group of young people who are organizing to build power in their communities to advance a new vision for the state. Their agenda is called the Freedom Papers. Through it, they are advancing their vision of safety and security – away from prisons, deportation, and war – and towards…
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The Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights is an international initiative to develop civilian-led monitoring of violations of international humanitarian law or human rights; to secure accountability and reparation for those violations; and to develop the practice of civilian rights.
This webpage features a history and introduction to international war crimes tribunals, which are courts of law established to try individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The following links are tools designed for civil society, government officials and individuals to increase their understanding of RtoP and how to further the advance of the norm. These documents are updated with the latest developments on RtoP and we hope they are helpful resources to our partners, old and new.
In 2001, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) released The Responsibility to Protect report, which redefined collective security by introducing a concept of shared responsibility. Since that time, other governments, international officials, academics and civil society organizations have taken up the Responsibility to Protect and contributed to its evolving meaning in the international community. Here is a review of some of these reports.
Programmes produced by the International Criminal Court concerning the cases, proceedings, informative sessions, press conferences, outreach activities and other events at the Court.
The quarterly magazine from War Resisters’ International, a global pacifist and antimilitarist network with over 80 affiliated groups in 40 countries. Usually published in English, Français, Español and Deutsch.
Syria Tracker offers a crisis mapping system that uses crowdsourced text, photo and video reports forming a live map of the Syrian conflict (2011). Syria Tracker also uses data mining for scanning sources on the web; official news reports, social media (Twitter and Facebook), blogs, etc. for reports about human rights violations in Syria.
Today, over 100,000 Syrians have been killed — mostly civilians, including children. And the number is mounting with no end in sight. The Assad regime requires the assistance of “enablers” – governments, commercial entities, and individuals that provide resources, goods, services, or other support that sustain the commission of atrocities. Together, these enablers form a supply chain that fuels Assad’s crimes against humanity. Human Rights First has been tracking enablers of Assad’s atrocities. This project maps that supply chain and provides a roadmap for the United States to disrupt them.