We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
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AIPR Co-Hosts Panel Event at New York City Bar

On Wednesday evening, February 3, 2016, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation co-hosted a panel discussion event with the New York City Bar Association. Gathering at the Bar Association’s historic headquarters in midtown Manhattan, the four-person panel discussed topics related to National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide, state bodies that include representatives from different areas of government relevant to the prevention of mass atrocities.

The discussion panel, moderated …

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AIPR Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) marks January 27, 2016 as the 11th annual International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. During its 42nd Plenary Session in 2005, the UN General Assembly established this date, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Death Camp, as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

The Resolution (A/60/L.12) designating this date …

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Profiles in Prevention

Every month, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation profiles an individual who emerged from our Raphael Lemkin Seminar with a personal commitment to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities. These role models are driven to make and shape policy at home and abroad around effective and sustainable prevention.

Yvette Bourcicot

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Yvette K. W. Bourcicot is a Senior Advisor for Atrocity Prevention and Response for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) in the United States government. She is a medically retired Air Force JAG and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center as well as an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University. Ms. Bourcicot attended AIPR’s Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, Global edition, in November of 2015.

What advice …

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Dismas Nkunda

Dismas Nkunda is a longtime leader in Ugandan civil society and the Founder and Executive Director of Atrocities Watch Africa. Mr. Nkunda holds a Master of Arts degree in Humanitarian Assistance from Tufts University and has previously worked as a Program Officer for Africa Humanitarian Action in Uganda in addition to his career as a  journalist covering conflicts in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. Mr. Nkunda  features frequently as an instructor at AIPR …

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Fabian Oddone

Fabian Oddone is a diplomat currently acting as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Argentine Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Mr. Oddone served as an instructor at the Global edition of AIPR’s Lemkin Seminar in November of 2011 and December of 2013 as well as at the Latin American edition of the seminar in October 2014.

What are the factors that have brought you to work in the field of …

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Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed

Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed is a Judge of Appeal within Kenya’s national Court of Appeal and is the Chairperson of Kenya’s National Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination, having previously served as Vice-Chairperson. Lady Justice Mohammed was also previously the Vice-Chairperson of The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA -Kenya) and is currently  a member of the Kenya National Committee on the formulation of …

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Jaime Alejandro Godoy Tellez

Jaime Alejandro Godoy Tellez is the head of the United Nations System Department in the Human Rights Division of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an alumnus of the 2015 edition of the Latin American Raphael Lemkin Seminar.

What has inspired you to work in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

I have served as the Head of the United Nations System Department in the Human Rights Division of the …

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Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku

Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku, Secretary of Uganda’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination, attended the 2014 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition.

A former Magistrate, Ms. Zedriga is now a full-time activist working to end social exclusion and all forms of discrimination against vulnerable groups, especially women. Lina is also a practicing attorney, educator of trainers …

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Dr. Seree Nonthasoot

Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, the Representative of Thailand to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), attended the 2013 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition.

Why are you so dedicated to the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

Acts of genocide and mass atrocity led to the establishment of the United Nations and the UN Genocide Convention. This convention is one of the first humanitarian and human rights instruments—its adoption predates …

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Maite Schmitz

Maite Schmitz is the Deputy Head of the United Nations Division at the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations. She participated in our 2009 Global Lemkin Seminar in Poland.

Why are you dedicated to the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

It’s not easy to explain what drives someone to a specific field of research or work. I believe that my passion for international law and human rights started …

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Yudith Rolón

Yudith Rolón is General Director in the Directorate of Truth, Justice and Reparation of the Office of the Ombudsman, Paraguay, and Focal Point in the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention…

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Noel Kilomba

Noel Kilomba is a current member of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court—the highest constitutional authority in the DRC. Prior to his appointment to court, he was Coordinator of DRC National Committee…

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