"Prevention Project" has taken up work

International experts will develop a framework of approaches to better prevent human rights violations and humanitarian crises

Prevention Project has taken up work

With a series of kick-off meetings the NYU School of Law based "Prevention Project" has taken up work in December 2020. Directed by Katie Wightman and former UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law, an international group of experts aims at developing a comprehensive framework of evidence-based approaches and initiatives to better prevent human rights violations and humanitarian crises.

This project will make a significant contribution to prevention practices through research, conceptual clarification, and integration of knowledge and expertise from different policy fields, which will all feed into a structured process involving major stakeholders like the UN and other multilateral actors. On the basis of her research on Security Sector Reform and human security, Sabine Mannitz was appointed to the international group of experts for this unique endeavour which is designed not merely to produce insight but also to transform prevention practice.