STAND and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Student Journal at the University of Leeds are youth-led education and advocacy organisations with missions to prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes by educating and mobilising students on university campuses worldwide. While many organisations work on genocide prevention, STAND and the R2P Student Journal are two of the few primarily activating and amplifying youth voices.
At STAND, we understand that collaborating with other students strengthens our organisation, furthers our mission, and allows us to produce more valuable and impactful work. As such, we are excited to announce a new partnership between STAND and the R2P Student Journal at Leeds.
The Responsibility to Protect Student Journal is a global, student-led, free online journal that aims to provide a platform for undergraduate and postgraduate students to publish their academic work on R2P and related topics, including international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal justice, and now, genocide prevention. The Journal was founded in 2015 by a group of students from the University of Leeds and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. After careful discussion, our organisations have decided to join forces to advance academic research on mass atrocity prevention, R2P, peacebuilding, and human rights.
Because STAND knows that approaches to genocide prevention are multilateral and layered, we are thrilled to expand our existing genocide prevention initiatives into academia. Additionally, the R2P Student Journal looks forward to broadening its submission criteria to include atrocity prevention and peace-building.
This partnership will broaden the scope of the Journal, allow STAND representatives to both submit and be involved in the peer review process, will enlarge the Journal’s audience and number of potential collaborators, and will allow STAND and other advocacy organisations to inform forthcoming policies and campaigns with accurate research.
If you are curious to learn more about our work or how to submit your papers for the Spring 2017 issue (due April 30th), please visit the R2P Student Journal webpage, the STAND US website, or the STAND UK website.