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

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).

Co-Chairs: Alison McGovern MP (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat MBE MP (Conservative).

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

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

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.


Holocaust Survivors join MPs in call for Atrocity Prevention Centre at new Memorial

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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 […]

  • The UK’s new national Holocaust memorial will be built alongside the Buxton memorial in Victoria Gardens, in sight of Parliament. Photo: Andreas Praefcke (CC BY 3.0)

Parliamentary group calls for Westminster Holocaust memorial to include atrocity prevention centre

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

  • 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 […]