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Bilateral Diplomacy

A research review on Bilateral Diplomacy has not yet been completed by the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

About Bilateral Diplomacy


Bilateral diplomacy consists of “the state-to-state process” by which a state “engages individual foreign states, across a spectrum of subjects, to advance one’s own domestic and international objectives” (Rana 2020, pp. 2, 4). Bilateral diplomacy may include correspondence and agreements between diplomatic missions of the host state and sending country.

Strategies This Tool Can Support

(1) Dissuading potential perpetrators from committing mass atrocities
(2) Degrading potential perpetrators’ capacity to commit atrocities
(3) Protecting vulnerable civilian populations
(4) Facilitating leadership or political transition