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

AIPR marks the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Today, April 24, 2017, represents the observance of the one hundred and second anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which was comprised of a multitude of atrocities carried out by the Ottoman Empire. Conducted with the ultimate goal of exterminating the Armenian population, the horrific event is considered by many to be one of the first “modern genocides.” Beginning to reach its peak in 1915, the genocide continued throughout the …

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Dr. Ramírez Barat holds meetings on AIPR’s Educational Project in El Salvador

Dr. Clara Ramírez Barat, Director of AIPR’s Educational Policies Program, travelled to El Salvador to conduct follow-up consultation meetings related to the activities of the Educación, Derechos Humanos y Prevención (Education, Human Rights and Prevention) Project on March 15-16, 2017. The project, which began with an initial consultation in July of 2016 in San Salvador, is being carried by the Auschwitz Institute in collaboration with the Salvadoran Procuraduria para …

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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.


Sambwa Simbyakula-Chilembo

Sambwa Simbyakula-Chilembo serves as Acting Principal Counsel in the International Law and Agreements Department of Zambia’s Ministry of Justice. After joining the Ministry of Justice as a State Advocate in 2012, Ms. Simbyakula-Chilembo rose to her current position where she provides counsel on matters related to human rights, public international law, humanitarian law and other general legal issues as well as working on domestic, bilateral and multilateral agreements on behalf of the Government of …


Marlon Alberto Weichert

Marlon Alberto Weichert serves as Deputy Federal Ombudsman in Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry. He has been both a longtime collaborator with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and contributor to the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, where he serves as one of Brazil’s Focal Points. Most recently, he participated in AIPR’s 2016 Raphael Lemkin Alumni Meeting in Venice, Italy.

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Vahidin Omanovic & Mevludin Rahmanovic

Vahidin Omanovic and Mevludin Rahmanovic are the co-Founders and co-Directors of the Center for Peacebuilding (CIM), located in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Omanovic, a trained professional in non-violent communication strategies and conflict resolution, has a Master’s Degree in International Relations with a concentration in Conflict Transformation from the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont. Mr. Rahmanovic, a certified Trainer of Trainers in dialogue and nonviolent …


Fadhili Jackson Manyaki

Mr. Fadhili Jackson Manyaki is a Peacebuilding Specialist at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, which is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has been working in the field since 2012, having spent time as  a consultant with several organizations including SPLM North (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North), the Forum of Parliaments of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (FPICGLR), and TANGO Consult. Mr. Manyaki has a Bachelor’s …


Duje Ančić

Duje Ančić is the Head of the Division for Peace Missions and Operations in the Sector for NATO and International Security within the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs’ Directorate General for Global Affairs. As a diplomat, Mr. Ančić featured as a participant in the 2012 edition of the Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention as well as the Raphael Lemkin Seminar Alumni Meeting held in Arusha, …


Alice Nderitu

Alice Nderitu is a pioneer in the field of peacebuilding and violence prevention. She has served as Commissioner with the Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission and as a Founding Member and co-Chair of the Uwiano Platform for Peace, which was pivotal in preventing violence surrounding the 2013 Elections in Kenya. Currently working as a Senior Advisor and as Lead Mediator in Nigeria for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), she …


José Luis Guerra

José Luis Guerra Mayorga is the General Director of Protection at the Ecuadorian Office of the Ombudsman. He is an active member in programs organized by the Auschwitz Institute, having participated in the 2014 Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention and the 2016 Lemkin Seminar Alumni Meeting, among others. Mr. Guerra also acts as the Ecuadorian Focal Point in the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity …

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.


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.


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).