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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Fred Schwartz (1931-2016)

It is with great sadness that AIPR announces the loss of our beloved Founder and Board President, Fred Schwartz. A pioneering force, Mr. Schwartz founded the Auschwitz Institute in 2006 and served as President of its Board of Directors until his death.

Fred Schwartz was a visionary, having dedicated the last ten years of his life to preventing violence and atrocities around the globe. Inspired by the voices of Holocaust victims, he created the Auschwitz Institute to assist the world’s governments in fulfilling their duty to protect their populations by preventing genocide and other mass atrocities.

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AIPR marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) observes August 9, 2016 as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The annual observance was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 through Resolution 49/214. The International Day serves to commemorate the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, which took place in 1982. The theme of this year’s observance is “Indigenous Peoples and Education,” …

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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.

Blanka Jamnisek

Blanka Jamnišek

Ambassador Blanka Jamnišek currently serves as the Slovenian National Focal Point for the Responsibility to Protect and as the Deputy Head of the Slovenian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). From 2011-2015, she served as the Slovenian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and other international organizations in Vienna, Austria.

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Dr. Roba D. Sharamo

Dr. Roba D. Sharamo currently serves as Commissioner of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission of the Republic of Kenya and a Member of the country’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination.

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Rut Diamint

Rut Diamint is a professor of Political Science at Torcuato Di Tella University and researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An expert on civil-military relations, she has served as Chief of Cabinet and Advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Defense (2004–2005), has held research positions at Florida International University (2008) and Columbia University (2001).

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Naima Benwakrim

Naima Benwakrim is the Director of Human Rights and Monitoring at the National Council on Human Rights of Morocco and is a member of the Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption. She has previously worked in the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (Morocco’s Truth Commission), monitoring activities related to: public hearings, the Commission’s final report, and its objective of mainstreaming a gender-centric approach.

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María Alejandra Costa Prieto

María Alejandra Costa Prieto is the Director of the Human Rights Department in Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and currently serves as her country’s Focal Point in the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Ms. Costa is also an alumna of the 2015 Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, held in Poland.

3. Debbie Stothard

Debbie Stothard

Debbie Stothard is an active promoter of human rights in Burma and the ASEAN region. During her 32-year career, she has worked as a journalist, community education consultant, governmental advisor, and trainer in Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. In 1996, she founded the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) and was elected Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in 2013.

Yvette Bourcicot

Yvette K. W. Bourcicot

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.