The Act would establish a Mass Atrocities Task Force within the State Department to monitor, analyze and address atrocities worldwide by coordinating multiple agencies across the U.S. government; identifying gaps in U.S. policy; and consulting with NGOs and other groups dedicated to atrocity prevention. The bill also recommends that the Director of National Intelligence include atrocity crime information in their annual report to Congress on U.S. national security threats, and authorizes training for U.S. Foreign Service Officers in recognizing and reporting on early signs of atrocities and transitional justice measures. The legislation also authorizes the Complex Crises Fund, which supports U.S. prevention of or response to atrocities. CJA supports the Act and encourages you to contact your Senator by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
Elie Wiesel Genocide & Atrocities Prevention Act Fact Sheet