GENOCIDE: President releases statement regarding prevention of genocide, mass atrocities

From Save Darfur Coalition

This morning, the White House released a statement announcing a Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities. The directive details efforts to ensure the United States Government is better able to prevent and respond to mass atrocities and genocide.

Recognizing that ending genocide is a core national security interest–in addition to a core moral responsibility–the directive includes the creation a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board “with the authority to develop prevention strategies and to ensure that concerns are elevated for senior decision-making.”

Save Darfur Coalition/Genocide Intervention Network welcomes this important step by the Administration. Download our press release.

View the related Presidential Proclamation that suspends entry into the United States of certain persons who have engaged in serious human rights and other humanitarian law violations and other abuses.

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