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R2P and the Responsibility to Rebuild: A New York City Panel Discussion

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – On January 13, 2015, AIPR and the New York City Bar Association co-organized a panel discussion to address challenges within the existing international legal framework for the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities. The event, “Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities: International Law and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” challenged panelists to consider why, nearly a decade after heads of state and government agreed to the principles of R2P, mass atrocities continue across the globe in Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, and beyond.

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AIPR Statement on 70th Anniversary of the Liberation Of Auschwitz

Seventy years ago today Soviet troops entered Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz, liberating the approximately 7000 prisoners that remained in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. To commemorate this day, in 2005 the UN General Assembly designated January 27 as the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, urging member states “to develop educational programmes that will inculcate future generations with the lessons of the Holocaust in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.”

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AIPR Conducts ICGLR Regional and National Committees Training

KAMPALA, UGANDA – From January 7 – 9, 2015, AIPR co-organized a convening for International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) regional and national committees devoted to genocide and atrocity crime prevention. The three-day activity gave ICGLR and state representatives a space to share best practices and learn about the latest trends in prevention. Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, the Stanley Foundation and the ICGLR Secretariat co-organized this interactive activity—AIPR’s first of 2015.

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