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Threats, challenges, and the responsibility to prevent

This chapter discusses major, acute and new threats and challenges facing humanity, and makes a case for more attention to the human rights dimension of preventive strategies for dealing with problems such as pervasive violence against women, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, terrorism, migratory flows, pandemics, climate change, water shortage, and tsunamis. We begin with an overview of contemporary threats and challenges.