Nigeria’s International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY) has been admitted into the International Alliance Against Genocide based in the United States of America.
The Alliance Against Genocide is presently coordinated by the US based Genocide Watch, founded by Dr. Gregory Stanton.
From 2010 until 2019, Professor Gregory Stanton was a respected Distinguished Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution of George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
From 2002 – 2010, Stanton was the James Farmer Professor in Human Rights at the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Dr. (Prof) Stanton founded Genocide Watch in 1999. He was the founder (1981) and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project, and he was the founder (1999) and Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide, the world’s first anti-genocide coalition. From 2007 – 2009, he was the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
Genocide Watch, which coordinates the Alliance Against Genocide; exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder.
The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that it also seeks to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide.
Founded in 1999, the Alliance Against Genocide was the first international coalition of organizations focused completely on preventing genocide. The Alliance Against Genocide is made up of over 75 organizations aroundthe world.
The human rights group in a statement signed by its Head, International Justice & Human Rights, Barr Ndidiamaka Bernard, the group said “The decision to make Intersociety a member of the Alliance Against Genocide was recently conveyed to the Board Chair of Intersociety, Emeka Umeagbalasi by Prof. Gregory Stanton, who further described our research works on ‘Killings in Nigeria’ and other grave rights abuses and violations as ‘seminal’.
“Intersociety is joining over 75 other organizations in the Alliance to secure the world from genocide and other atrocities against innocent and defenseless members of the Human Family. Protection and justice for the victims are advocated irrespective of their religions, tribes, cultures, social classes, genders or ages.
“Among the over 75 members of the Alliance around the world, Intersociety is the fourth group with Nigerian roots. The other three are: Not In My Country (with Nigerian and Kenyan roots), the US Nigeria Law Group for Jos Project (with US and Nigerian roots) and Education Must Continue Initiative (with US and Nigerian roots).
“We remain deeply grateful to Dr. (Prof.) Gregory Stanton, a distinguished professor at the respected George Mason University.
“We also thank the Nigerian and international media, particularly the print, online and audio-visual media, for making it possible for our informed voice and publications to be heard and read within and across borders.
“Deeply appreciated, too, are our friends, well-wishers, supporters and followers”, the statement read.
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