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11 Principles of Genocide Prevention

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The Lemkin Institute believes that Genocide Prevention cannot be exclusive to elites in governments, militaries, and international non-governmental organizations

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The Lemkin Institute believes that Genocide Prevention must be a tool for and from the grassroots.

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The Lemkin Institute supports the popularization of elite knowledge and elite training systems in Genocide Prevention.

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The Lemkin Institute works to create a global shared language of Genocide Prevention and Peacebuilding as necessary foundations for effective prevention in the 21st century.

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The Lemkin Institute operates within a decolonial framework that seeks to build horizontal relationships of knowledge production and knowledge sharing across the hierarchical and dehumanizing divides of the global economy.

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The Lemkin Institute eschews concepts of prevention that associate preventative models with specific geographic, historical or civilizational narratives – every society is vulnerable to genocide and almost every society has experienced genocide at some point in its history.

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The Lemkin Institute works as a bridge between divided communities as well as between those communities, national governmental institutions, and the international community.

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The Lemkin Institute engages in multicultural, multinational, and multireligious dialogue.

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The Lemkin Institute endorses the principle of non-exclusion and thus engages in dialogue with all actors relevant to and interested in Genocide Prevention.

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The Lemkin Institute promotes the values of independence, non-partisanship, and grassroots engagement as existentially necessary.

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The Lemkin Institute firmly believes that genocide can be prevented through the international collaboration of ordinary people as peacemakers.