FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca C. Lemmon (703) 528-1002
The Center for the Prevention of Genocide Announces the
Launch of New
Human Rights Resource Website:
Arlington, VA — As part of its mission to educate the
public, policy makers and scholars to the enduring problem of genocide, the
Center for the Prevention of Genocide announces the launch of its new human
rights resource website: www.genocideprevention.org.
The Center for the Prevention of Genocide is recognized
as one of the world’s few early warning systems for the detection of
genocidal activity. The Center collects real-time information from the
field, then forwards it to the appropriate international and national
authorities, other non-governmental organizations and the media. Now the
public, policymakers, human rights NGOs, scholars and journalists can access
the most recent reports of genocidal activities, by country, as they are
confirmed and updated on the website’s new Hotspot Micro-Reports feature.
The site features Country Reports, Hotspot
Micro-Reports, scholarly journals, bibliographies, access to the latest news
articles and links to other human rights NGO’s. The Hotspot Micro-Report
serves as a quick reference guide to current events, conflicts and verified
reports of abuses around the world. The Country Reports provide an in-depth
examination of the history of the conflict and detailed reports of human
rights abuses in each area monitored by the Center.
The website also contains the latest edition of The
Genocide Prevention Quarterly, the Center’s academic journal featuring
articles from genocide scholars, policy experts and first-hand witnesses to
acts of genocide. Reports of human rights violations, ethnic tensions and
genocidal activities can also be reported directly to the Center through its
“Report an Incident” feature. The site also includes the Center’s most
recent press releases and a calendar of upcoming events.
An archive of all 22 Country Reports and previous
editions of The Genocide Prevention Quarterly will be available
online in coming weeks.
For more information on the website or the Center for
the Prevention of Genocide, visit
contact Rebecca C. Lemmon at (703) 528-1002.