The Initiative to establish the Task Force was launched by the Budapest Centre to assess the capabilities of the European Union to prevent mass atrocities. The Task Force was co-chaired by Professor Christoph O. Meyer (King’s College London) and Professor Karen E. Smith (London School of Economics). It was made up of leading European academics, experts and practitioners and produced the ‘Report on EU and Prevention of Mass Atrocities’ which was released at a public event in March 2013 and presented directly to the European External Action Service (EEAS) and other key decision makers in EU institutions and Member State governments.

The core aim of the report was to review the existing tools of the European Union for the prevention of mass atrocities and make recommendations to optimize timely and adequate responses to emerging threats of mass atrocities.

We strongly encourage our visitors to take a look at this report, since it remains strikingly current and useful.

Please download THE REPORT here