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Resolution on Preventing Genocide August 5, 2010

US Senate Resolution on Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities, 111th Congress of the United States, 2nd Session (DAV10643)

United States Senators Feingold and Collins introduced a non-binding resolution on the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. The resolution recognizes that the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity is a national interest of the United States. It also urges the President to review current capacities to respond to genocide and analyze current doctrine and training required to respond to a mass atrocity.

Within the resolution; several points pertaining to the MARO Project’s efforts are highlighted.

The Resolution:

(4) urges the President—

A) to direct relevant departments and agencies of the United States Government to review and evaluate existing capacities for anticipating, preventing, and responding to genocide and other mass atrocities, and to determine specific steps to coordinate and enhance those capacities; (...)

(8) urges the Secretary of Defense to conduct an analysis of the doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, and facilities required to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities;

(9) encourages the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to work with the relevant congressional committees to ensure that a priority goal of all United States security assistance and training is to support legitimate, accountable security forces committed to upholding the sovereign responsibility to protect civilian populations from violence, especially genocide and other mass atrocities;

Click here to open the complete resolution as introduced August 5, 2010.

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