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in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Atrocity Prevention and Early Warning: The U.S. Government Framework and Côte d'Ivoire

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Virtual Briefing via Cisco WebEx


Co-Hosted by the Senate Human Rights Caucus

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the Senate Human Rights Caucus for an online briefing on the U.S. government atrocity prevention framework and Côte d'Ivoire.

In August 2020, the State Department released the second report on the U.S. government’s atrocity prevention efforts as required by Section 5 of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (P.L. 115-441). This briefing will provide an overview of the atrocity prevention and early warning framework utilized by the U.S. government and will discuss the August report in detail.

The event will also examine developments in a critical early-warning country, Côte d'Ivoire, which has a history of election-related violence and is preparing to hold a presidential election on October 31.

This briefing will be open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public and the media. To attend, please register here. For questions, please contact Kimberly Stanton (for TLHRC Co-Chair McGovern), Piero Tozzi (for TLHRC Co-Chair Smith), Emma Borden (for SHRC Co-Chair Coons) or Michael Buttner (for SHRC Co-Chair Tillis). For help with registration or technical support, please contact Matt McLaughlin of the TLHRC staff.

Hosted by:

James P. McGovern
Co-Chair, TLHRC
Christopher H. Smith
Co-Chair, TLHRC

Sen. Chris Coons
Co-Chair, SHRC

Sen. Thom Tillis
Co-Chair, SHRC



  • Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Wes Rist, Deputy Executive Director, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
    Written statement
  • Éric Aimé Semien, Chairperson, Observatoire Ivoirien des Droits de l’Homme
    Written statement


  • Tomas Husted, Analyst in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service
    Written statement



116th Congress