March 19, 2015 | Washington, D.C., USA | Mass Violence and Atrocities

A New Multilateralism for Atrocities Prevention: A Global Fund and Development Agenda Advancing Rule of Law

Rule of law and capable governance institutions are both a bulwark against atrocities and a life preserver to an overstrained global human rights and humanitarian system, including the beleaguered R2P principle. In a new policy analysis brief, Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House, and Ryan Kaminski, program manager for human rights and special initiatives at the United Nations Association of the United States of America, offer two ideas for energizing the international community to build rule of law around the world: a Global Trust for the Rule of Law and prioritizing the rule of law in the post-2015 development agenda.

These ideas open a considerable opportunity for a cross-sector coalition—including governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, grassroots leaders, and other experts—to expand the scope of rule of law assistance in an international partnership effort that could impact billions and reanimate a crucial leg of the R2P principle prevention.


Rei Tang

Program Officer
Climate Change