This morning, President Obama announced that he’s founding a top-level “Atrocities Prevention Board”—and the first action of the board will be to listen to a panel of experts on human rights violations, where Sam Gregory will be representing WITNESS.
The panel will be at 1pm EST, and you can watch it live.
Speaking at the Holocaust Museum this morning, President Obama described the failures and successes of interventions in atrocities, and outlined the form of the new board. Sanctions will be central in this plan, and he announced new sanctions against Syria and Iran. His message to war criminals was blunt: “We will not relent in bringing you to justice–be on notice.”
You’re invited to join in the conversation, via:
- Live-streaming – Watch the broadcast of the panel on the White House Website at 1pm EST today
- Facebook – RSVP to the event and submit questions for the panelists
- Twitter – Use the hashtag #WHChat to ask questions and participate in the conversation
There will be four parts: a discussion with board members, a panel on the topic “Never Again” (speakers: from Falling Whistles, the Anti-Defamation League, the Enough Project, and STAND), a technology-focused panel on “Modern Tools for an Ongoing Challenge” (speakers: WITNESS, Satellite Sentinel Project, Invisible Children, USAID), and a panel on the current conflict between Sudan and South Sudan (speakers: National Security Council, State Department).