The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

Co-Chairs: Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative); Alison McGovern MP (Labour); Tom Tugendhat (Conservative).

The All Party Parliamentary Group on 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).

The APPG on 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 appg@aegistrust.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

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.

 

APPG NEWS

  • The UK could do more to help prevent atrocities such as those now being experienced by the Rohingya. (Picture: Rohingya woman in the rain, Steve Gumaer, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Atrocity prevention a key question for this Parliament, say MPs and field experts

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

  • Families fleeing the battle for Mosul, Iraq 2017. Photo: Quentin Bruno. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Global Britain: UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

  • Houses of Parliament, seen from Westminster Bridge

APPG Genocide Prevention: Meeting Minutes 19 July 2017

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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 to “APPG […]

  • Holocaust Memorial Day candles

Aegis calls for effective UK Genocide Prevention Centre as Government announces plan to build Holocaust Memorial in Westminster

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Today, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, the UK government plans to unveil the finalists’ designs for the new UK Holocaust Memorial, to be built next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Aegis Trust welcomes the […]

  • Flowers laid for Jo Cox MP at Parliament Square in London. Garry Knight, 17 June 2016 (CC0 license)

Breaking Point: fostering conditions for violence

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith reflects on the murder of Jo Cox MP and EU referendum campaign through the lens of the recent acts of massive violence.

Yesterday would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday.  […]

  • Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad tells her story and calls for international protection

Yazidi survivor praised by David Cameron for her bravery issues call for international protection

February 19th, 2016|0 Comments

At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 February, two days after Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad shared with British parliamentarians her experience of mass atrocities, torture, rape and sex slavery at […]