Genocide Prevention in the 21st Century: the Central African Republic
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The purpose of this research is to explore how genocide prevention has progressed in the 21st century with an in-depth examination of the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). The goal is to show that tools created to prompt prevention and reaction to genocide have been effective in particular in the CAR but that the frameworks through which the international community addresses genocide must be enlarged for true effectiveness in the long run. This has been done by examining the different international and African legal and institutional structures to handle situations devolving into genocide. The first phase of the project involves an analysis of the mechanisms to prevent genocide and how these played out in the CAR. Upon examination of the current situation, it becomes clear that contemporary instruments to prevent genocide have truly progressed but that they are somewhat inadequate for long term visions of peace, stability and security. The final phase involves the search for different ways of framing genocide prevention. Through showing that genocide prevention in the CAR has been effective, this research highlights the importance of continuously adapting our methods of prevention to create durable visions of peace.