The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) is a research centre that engages with partners across the region to protect vulnerable communities from atrocity crimes. The Centre works to develop regional expertise on atrocity prevention and establish links between regional and global institutions. 

Areas of Work

The Centre focuses on the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia Pacific region, early warning and atrocity prevention, and supporting regional partnerships. APR2P provides the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Partnership on Atrocity Prevention (APPAP), an alliance of numerous civil society and non-governmental organisations working on issues such as hate speech, gender and atrocity prevention, and security.

Atrocity Prevention Programs/Activities

The Centre disseminates publications and resources including reports on the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia Pacfic region, Asia Pacific Regional Outlooks and Risk Assessments. The Centre provides training through work experience opportunities, traineeships and educational opportunities, and also hosts topical events on the Responsibility to Protect in the Asia Pacific.


Alex Bellamy

E: a.bellamy@uq.edu.au