R2P Monitor and Atrocity Alert

R2P Monitor and Atrocity Alert

As the Global Centre’s signature publications, R2P Monitor and Atrocity Alert are central to our efforts aimed at informing policy makers within governments, regional organizations and the United Nations on situations where R2P is applicable.

R2P Monitor and Atrocity Alert provide analysis on situations where populations are threatened by mass atrocities as well as an assessment of international efforts to prevent and respond to them.

R2P Monitor

R2P Monitor, which launched in January 2012, is a quarterly publication applying an atrocity prevention lens to situations where populations are at risk of, or are currently facing, mass atrocity crimes. For each country featured in the R2P Monitor, the Global Centre provides detailed background on the situation, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat; offers analysis of the current risks to populations as well as the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; tracks the international response to the situation with a particular emphasis upon the actions of the United Nations, key regional and bilateral actors, and the International Criminal Court; and suggests necessary action to prevent or halt the commission of mass atrocity crimes.

R2P Monitor assesses countries across three categories:

  • Current Crisis: Mass atrocity crimes are occurring and urgent action is needed.
  • Imminent Risk: The situation is reaching a critical threshold  and the risk of mass atrocity crimes occurring in the immediate future is very high if effective preventive action is not taken.
  • Serious Concern: There is a serious risk of occurrence, or recurrence, of mass atrocity crimes within the foreseeable future if effective action is not taken.

Atrocity Alert

Atrocity Alert is a weekly e-mail providing a concise and accessible bulletin on evolving crises. Within Atrocity Alert the Global Centre highlights situations that may be neglected by the wider international community and provides early warning on situations where atrocity risks may grow if urgent steps are not taken by the government or international community.

Since it was introduced in 2016, Atrocity Alert has established itself as a respected and timely source of information regarding recent developments in situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.


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