The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity is a cross-party group that aims to ensure that the UK does all it can to prevent genocide. Its focus is on cross-cutting issues and specific events rather than having a geographic or thematic focus such as the responsibility to protect (R2P).
Co-Chairs: Fleur Anderson MP (Labour) and Mohammad Lord Sheikh (Conservative).
The APPG for Prevention of Genocide’s objectives are to:
- Ensure that the United Kingdom does all it can to prevent genocides and crimes against humanity;
- Increase the flow of independent information and analysis to British Parliamentarians about genocides and crimes against humanity;
- Support Parliamentarians so as to increase the effectiveness of their scrutiny of government, and;
- Promote understanding of the importance of long term approaches to genocide prevention.
Secretariat: The Aegis Trust acts as the secretariat for the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For reports on past APPG events, see news items in the feed below. You can follow the APPG on twitter: @GenocideAPPG
APPG Meeting Notes & Events
- 26-01-2022 – Lessons from the Holocaust in Preventing Atrocity today
- 9-12-2021 – 2021 AGM
- 24-11-2021 – Atrocity prevention in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- 4-11-2021 – One Year on: The Ethiopian Crisis and International Response
- Video and Report of APPG Event: A Holocaust Memorial for the Future 20-01-18
- Invitation-Atrocity Prev Centre 22 Jan 2018
- Meeting Notes: Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit Meeting 11-09-17
- Agenda: Global Britain: Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit Meeting 11-09-17
- AGM Minutes 19-07-17
- AGM Minutes 13-12-16
Current List of Officers and Members: click here
The Cost of Doing Nothing
A report on the UK’s responsibility to protect civilians from genocide and crimes against humanity. Based on work begun by Jo Cox MP (1974-2016) and Tom Tugendhat MP. Completed by Alison McGovern MP and Tom Tugendhat MP. This report provides useful recommendations on how to get the balance right between premature and inappropriate military intervention on the one hand and complete inaction on the other.
Please note: this is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group or of individual contributors.
One year on: the Ethiopian Crisis and international response
Today Thursday November 4th, join Fleur Anderson MP, Chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, as she moderates a panel discussion bringing together experts to consider [...]
Holocaust Survivors join MPs in call for Atrocity Prevention Centre at new Memorial
Holocaust survivors have joined MPs in calling for an Atrocity Prevention Centre to be established at the Holocaust Memorial which will be built in the shadow of Parliament. Their call comes less than a week [...]
Parliamentary group calls for Westminster Holocaust memorial to include atrocity prevention centre
As the Government today announces the winner of the competition to design Britain’s new £50m national Holocaust Memorial, the Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity have warmly [...]
Atrocity prevention a key question for this Parliament, say MPs and field experts
With humanitarian crises worsening around the World, atrocity prevention should be a foreign policy priority for the UK – which has the potential to make a much greater difference. So say MPs and field experts [...]
Global Britain: UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit
Having newly reconstituted for the 2017 Parliament, the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity is holding an event at the start of the new parliamentary session by invitation (details below). If [...]
APPG Genocide Prevention: Meeting Minutes 19 July 2017
Minutes of Inaugural Meeting 19 July 2017. 11.00 Alison McGovern MP (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat MP (Conservative) and Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative) continue to serve as Co-Chairs of the APPG. The Group name was amended [...]