Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming commonplace in every aspect of society at an accelerating rate, employed in civilian industries such as healthcare and education but also for military means. While there are several benefits to such a trend, the rise of AI does not come without challenges.

A paper was published by the Budapest Centre recently on the security risks related to the rise of AI in the context of mass atrocities. This second paper of the series aims to provide an overview of the policies and recommendations made by international and regional organizations in this realm. Building upon this, the paper concludes that the majority of the eight well-known organizations addressed in the paper do not tackle the challenges from a security perspective.

The Budapest Center for Mass Atrocities Prevention, therefore, pushes these organizations to look closer at concrete actions in the field of AI and mass atrocities they could take by articulating policies and recommendations that governments should take on this topic. The paper predominantly targets young people to introduce them to the topic of mass atrocities in relation to AI; however, academics are welcome to utilize this work for their purposes. The authors hope that the document will also contribute to the research planned by the Budapest Centre within the Initiative “Multipolar Task Force.”

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming commonplace in every aspect of society at an accelerating rate. However, the rise of AI does not come without challenges. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to raise awareness of some risks AI represents in the context of mass atrocities. The list is non-exhaustive. It includes the exploitation of sensitive data, the question of ethics, cybercrime and warfare, programmes and models run by AI. The paper is written by the team of interns in the Budapest Centre and it mainly targets young people to introduce them to the topic of mass atrocities in relation to AI; however, we also welcome academics to utilize this work for their purposes.

The authors hope that the document will also contribute to the research planned by the Budapest Centre within the Initiative “Multipolar Task Force.”

Read more by following the link

LibraryIntro

With the launch of the E-Youth Library for Mass Atrocities Prevention, the Budapest Centre wishes to offer a collection of news relevant to the subject of Responsibility to Protect.

It includes a wide variety of official documents, research and articles written by various academics, as well as reports prepared by partner organizations on situations at risk.

The library also intends to provide an insight into the activities of organizations working in the field of mass atrocities prevention.

The collection, established by interns of the Budapest Centre, is designed to familiarize young people with some key policies, activities and reflections aimed at addressing the challenges of the four mass atrocity crimes, as well as provide a comprehensive overview of such concepts and the debates surrounding them.

The E-Youth Library is a product by the youth for the youth, which will be systematically updated by the interns of the Budapest Centre in the belief that they best understand the interests and demands of the younger generation, their age-group.

The management of the Budapest Centre hopes that the E-Youth Library for MAP will enrich the knowledge and expertise of the young generation dedicated to the prevention of extreme human rights violations and engage further young people in preventing mass atrocities.

Dear Reader,

if you are young or/and are aware of the needs of the younger generation, you are invited to take part in the update and further shaping and developing of the E-Youth Library.

You can find the Library Map here

All the documents available here have been collected from the following organizations:

  •  Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  •  Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P)
  •  European Institute of Peace
  •  European Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (‘Genocide Network’)
  •  European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
  •  Genocide Watch
  •  Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes
  •  Global Centre for R2P
  •  International Criminal Court (ICC)
  •  Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
  •  Radicalization Awareness Network
  •  UN Office for Genocide Prevention and the R2P
  •  United Nations Human Rights Council
  •  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
First they killed my father (Cambodian Genocide) - Available on Netflix
Hotel Rwanda (Rwandan Genocide)
Human Flow (Documentary on the Migration Crisis) - Available on Netflix; Prime Video
Schindler’s List (Shoah)- Available on Netflix
The Promise (Armenian Genocide)
The Pianist (Shoah)- Available on Netflix
The Uncondemned (Documentary on the Rwandan Genocide - sexual violence as war crime/genocidal act)
A list of selected filmography of Genocide & Crimes against Humanity provided by The International Association of Genocide Scholars https://genocidescholars.org/resources/filmography/
https://academy.amnesty.org/learn

Lecture Series, International Crimes: Genocide and International Law (UN Library) https://legal.un.org/avl/ls/Schabas_CLP.html#

Lecture 13: The International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect, Yale University



International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-humanitarian-law#about

International Law In Action: Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-law-in-action-2#abouthttps://www.coursera.org/learn/international-law-in-action-2#about

International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes https://www.coursera.org/learn/arbitration-international-disputes?courseSlug=arbitration-international-disputes&showOnboardingModal=check

International Women's Health and Human Rights https://www.coursera.org/learn/womens-health-human-rights?courseSlug=womens-health-human-rights&showOnboardingModal=check

Human Rights for Open Societies https://www.coursera.org/learn/humanrights

Humanitarian Communication: Addressing key challenges https://www.coursera.org/learn/humanitarian-communication?courseSlug=humanitarian-communication&showOnboardingModal=check

Refugees in the 21st Century https://www.coursera.org/learn/refugees-21st-century#about

Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies https://www.coursera.org/learn/health-che

When disasters meet conflict https://www.coursera.org/learn/whendisastermeetsconflict

International Migrations: A global issue https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-migrations

Geopolitics of Europe https://www.coursera.org/learn/geopolitics-europe#about

The Changing Global Order https://www.coursera.org/learn/changing-global-order

Understanding International Relations Theory https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-relations-theory

Conflict Transformation https://www.coursera.org/learn/conflict-transformation#about
The Genocide Convention: a call for action



How to prevent genocide - a conversation with war crimes expert, Theodor Meron



Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of the single story (Ted Talk)



When you shouldn't follow the rules, TED Talk



Hidden cameras that film injustice in the world's most dangerous places, TED Talk



Holocaust and genocide survivors: Forgive or forget? | Guardian Docs, The Guardian



Genocide Agenda l Al Jazeera Investigations, Al Jazeera English



An Introduction to Human Rights Advocacy. Human Rights Watch



What are human rights?. Human Rights Watch



What is the difference between a crime and a human rights violation?. Human Rights Watch



Who has to uphold human rights?. Human Rights Watch



Does international law protect human rights?. Human Rights Watch



ICC: Victims of Atrocities Deserve Justice. Human Rights Watch



GAAMAC: Preventing and Punishing the Steps to Genocide



Genocide: Why We Let it Happen | Full Panel Discussion, Oxford Union



Women, peace and security: sexual violence in conflict - Security Council, VTC open debate, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/women-peace-and-security-sexual-violence-in-conflict-security-council-vtc-open-debate/6249025907001/?term=&lan=english&page=3

Preventing and ending atrocity crimes - a key challenge for the UN Security Council, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/preventing-and-ending-atrocity-crimes-a-key-challenge-for-the-un-security-council/5137354733001/?term=genocide&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=2

From Prevention to Protection: the Genocide Convention 65 Years On - Panel discussion, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/from-prevention-to-protection-the-genocide-convention-65-years-on-panel-discussion/2915418321001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

The World in the Age of Genocide - Panel discussion, UN Web Tv.

http://webtv.un.org/search/the-world-in-the-age-of-genocide-panel-discussion/2929658531001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

From Emergency Relief to Humanitarian Multilateralism: The Legacy of Near East Philanthropy in the Age of Genocide, UN Web Tv.

http://webtv.un.org/search/from-emergency-relief-to-humanitarian-multilateralism-the-legacy-of-near-east-philanthropy-in-the-age-of-genocide/6250529126001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

Launching of the Manual on Human Rights and Prevention of Genocide, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/launching-of-the-manual-on-human-rights-and-prevention-of-genocide/4175431596001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

(Session I) Intersessional Meeting on the Prevention of Genocide - Human Rights Council, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/session-i-intersessional-meeting-on-the-prevention-of-genocide-human-rights-council/6231181632001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

(Session II) Intersessional Meeting on the Prevention of Genocide - Human Rights Council, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/session-ii-intersessional-meeting-on-the-prevention-of-genocide-human-rights-council/6231181240001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

Hate speech and incitement to genocide - Panel discussion, Un Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/hate-speech-and-incitement-to-genocide-panel-discussion/2134929306001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

Launching of the Manual on Human Rights and Prevention of Genocide, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/launching-of-the-manual-on-human-rights-and-prevention-of-genocide/4175431596001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

69th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention and the International Day of the Victims of Genocide, UN Web TV

http://webtv.un.org/search/69th-anniversary-of-the-genocide-convention-and-the-international-day-of-the-victims-of-genocide/5672402031001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

2020 International Day of Victims of Crime of Genocide, UN Web TV

http://webtv.un.org/search/2020-international-day-of-victims-of-crime-of-genocide/6215253128001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

Hate Speech: A Global Overview. GAAMAC



Promoting human rights mechanisms to prevent mass atrocities. GAAMAC



Understanding Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Mass Atrocity Crimes (Youth). Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



Understanding Sexual & Gender-based Mass Atrocity Crimes Webinar. Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



Networks for Youth in Atrocity Prevention. Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



The Powers of the UN General Assembly to Prevent and Halt Mass Atrocity Crimes. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



"Genocidal Ideologies: Warning Signs and Prevention." U.S. Naval War College



Importance of Accountability: Genocide Prevention and Justice for Victims Panel. Darfur Women Action Group



2020–21 Mass Killing Early Warning List: Launch Event. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum



World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats’ Attacks on Rights. Human Rights Watch



Hate speech and incitement to genocide - Panel discussion, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/hate-speech-and-incitement-to-genocide-panel-discussion/2134929306001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

Decoding Hate Speech: Mobilizing the Community to Action. GAAMAC



The Risk of Mass Atrocities During a Pandemic. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).



#RightsCity: Confronting online hate speech. Montreal Institute For Genocide And Human Rights Studies.



Responding to Genocide. International Peace Institute.



Michelle Bachelet speaks at the Human Rights Council's 48th session. UN Human Rights Council.

Platform for Prevention



Never Again: An interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide 



How to prevent genocide - a conversation with war crimes expert, Theodor Meron



Stopping Hate Speech



Defending People - Promoting Justice and Human Rights



The importance of Atrocity Prevention



The Role of Justice in Preventing the Recurrence of Atrocities



Dealing with the Legacy of Atrocities



Addressing the Root Causes of Atrocities



Understanding Perpetrators to Better Prevent Atrocities



Innovative Approaches for Atrocity Prevention



The importance of atrocity prevention



Prevention Talks. Episode 1: What can we learn from COVID-19? A parallel between public health and atrocity prevention (GAAMAC, 2020)



Prevention Talks. Episode 2: What can we learn from COVID-19? Making atrocity prevention strategies more efficient (GAAMAC, 2020)



Prevention Talks. Episode 3: What can we learn from COVID-19? The role of leadership and political will in prevention (GAAMAC, 2020) 



UN Chief on the Prevention of Genocide - Media Stakeout. United Nations