Una Hakika? Are You Sure?

Between August 2012 and January 2013, the Tana Delta area of eastern Kenya experienced a series of massacres between the Orma and Pokomo ethnic groups. The killings took the lives of an estimated 166 people and displaced tens of thousands from their homes. These killings have impacted both the...

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Sri Lanka Risk Assessment

The Sentinel Project has finalized an assessment on the risk of mass atrocities in Sri Lanka. Almost five years after the end of the civil war, the assessment reflects that the mass atrocity risk in Sri Lanka remains high and addresses some of the underlying sources that represent a threat to...

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Kenya Situation of Concern – December Update

December was notable for a rise in violence along Kenya’s northern border.  Moyale District and Wajir County are witnessing a predicted increase in violence which has driven thousands out of the region. Nairobi and Mombasa continue to be a hotbed of violence both within the Muslim community and...

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The Responsibility to Do What We Can: Understanding and strengthening local, nonviolent strategies for civilian self-protection in the context of mass atrocities

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, instituted in 2005, exemplifies the dominant paradigm for action during mass atrocities: international intervention. While R2P places primary responsibility on states, the international community is nonetheless positioned as the final authority on issues of...

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Equality of Impunity?

A Report from the 12th Session of the Assembly of State Parties of the ICC The Sentinel Project’s policy advisor Dr. Kjell Anderson recently attended the twelfth session of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  The Assembly of State Parties, consisting of the...

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