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Helsinki Commission Hearing to Examine Prevention of Mass Atrocities

WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following online hearing:

PREVENTING MASS ATROCITIES

Thursday, May 13, 2021
9:30 a.m.

Watch Live: www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission

The mass atrocities and genocides committed in twentieth-century Europe spurred a worldwide consensus that there is a responsibility among states to both prevent and punish such heinous acts.

At this online hearing, witnesses will discuss why it is in the best interests of the United States to take an active role in preventing mass killings, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; warning signs that indicate risks for atrocities; and the challenges of building and sustaining alliances among states in support of atrocities prevention.

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Professor Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University
  • Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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