Explaining Non-State Perpetration of Mass Atrocity Crimes
The ESCR funded project launched in January 2021 and is led by Dr Gallagher, Associate Professor in International Relations, and Dr Kaisa Hinkkainen, Lecturer at the University of York.
The research project will “investigate non-state actors’ perpetration of mass atrocities in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Syria, and Somalia. The main aim of the project is to explain under what conditions non-state armed groups perpetrate mass atrocities”.
As part of the project, six project assistants will be hired by the University of York to collect and code information about mass atrocities.