Genocide Watch


Street: P.O. Box 809,
City: Washington
Province/State: District Of Columbia
Zipcode: 20044
Country: United States

Contact information

Phone: 703-448-0222

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Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. We seek to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. Our purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide.


Education: Genocide Watch works to raise consciousness of genocide as a global problem and to raise awareness of specific high-risk situations. Prediction: Genocide Watch uses predictive models such as Dr. Gregory Stanton's "The Eight Stages of Genocide" to analyze high risk situations for the purpose of education, policy analysis and advocacy. We monitor high risk areas, declare Genocide Watches, Warnings, and Emergencies, and recommend options for governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to prevent genocide. We support creation of a Genocide Early Warning Center in the Secretariat of the United Nations. Prevention: Using the resources of the members of the International Alliance to End Genocide, and other international organizations with on-the-ground field staff, Genocide Watch uses our understanding of the genocidal process to prepare options papers for policy makers, recommending specific actions to prevent genocide in high-risk areas. Intervention: Once genocidal massacres have begun, intervention may be necessary to halt genocide. Genocide Watch coordinates work by the IAEG to promote rapid response by the U.N., regional and authorized national forces, including effective mandates and funding, and the political will to intervene. We support creation of a standing U.N. Rapid Response Force under Articles 43 – 47 of the U.N. Charter. Justice: In order to seek justice for victims and survivors, punish perpetrators, deter future genocides, and facilitate the transition from divided societies to peaceful coexistence, we support national justice systems, special national and international tribunals, The International Criminal Court, and truth and reconciliation commissions.

Region of focus:



Middle East
North America
South America


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