March 6, 2015 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Mass Violence and Atrocities

Taking Stock of the Responsibility to Protect in Africa

Invitation Only

As a part of international efforts to focus on the Responsibility to Protect and to “take stock,” the  Stanley Center and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect will undertake a review of global, regional, and national efforts to implement R2P through a series of regional consultations.

The Stanley Center will host the Africa regional stocktaking meeting to discuss the challenges facing the region, to consider how efforts to implement R2P have evolved over the past decade, to consider what lies ahead for the R2P norm in this region, and to draw on what lessons can be learned from efforts to establish mechanisms for prevention of atrocity crimes, both at the national and subregional levels.

This high-level meeting will be held on March 6 and will include African Union, civil society, academia, and policymakers engaged in protection and prevention of atrocity crimes in Africa.

The Stanley Center brings its knowledge from efforts to institutionalize R2P in the international community and other regions, as well as a special emphasis on upstream prevention to mitigate incidences of atrocity crimes. The center will also host the regional stocktaking of R2P in the Asia Pacific region on February 25, 2015.


Kelsey Paul Shantz

Program Officer
Mass Violence and Atrocities