Uganda, May 23-25, 2018: SNHR took part in the third Global Meeting for the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes initiative (GAAMAC III). A large number of government representatives from all around the world were in attendance, as well as UN members and civil society groups from different parts of the world.
The meeting was held over three days. The opening session included a recorded speech by the United Nations Secretary-General, before the attendance moved on to discussions that involved presenting research papers. On the next day, the 36-page document ‘Manual on Best Practices for the Establishment and Management of National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention’ was explored. Held in the Ugandan capital Kampala, the meeting aimed to examine the best methods to achieve a global protection against atrocities, hold their perpetrators accountable, and implement the ‘Responsibility to Protect (R2P)’ norm. The meeting worked on reaching and approving a final version of the document ahead of having it translated to different languages and disseminated on the possible largest scale.