This is the online portal for the Violence Prevention (VIPRE) Initiative. The VIPRE Initiative is a multi-year research programme drawing on cutting edge theoretical and empirical insights from within political sociology, philosophy, and organisation studies in order to construct new and more effective preventive measures for human rights abuses including torture, the targeting of civilians, the perpetration of genocide, and beyond. The project brings together leading academics and key international and civil society organisations including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY), and beyond. The lead researcher of VIPRE is Jonathan Luke Austin.