Federica D'Alessandra discusses mass atrocities and the UN Security Council

Federica D'Alessandra, Executive Director of the Programme on International Peace and Security at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), took part in an online panel discussion co-hosted by ELAC and the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge.

The panel examined the role of the UN Security Council in response to mass atrocities – in particular, discussing the root causes and consequences of the use of veto in situations of mass atrocities, and the ways in which the international community has been striving to overcome such divisions.

Federica took part in the panel discussion with Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice (2009–2015) and Blavatnik School of Government Visiting Fellow of Practice (2019–2020), and Roméo Dallaire, former Force Commander for UNAMIR in Rwanda (1993–1994) and Senator for Quebec (2005–2014).