Joan Kagezi

Honoring Joan Kagezi

On March 30, 2015, Ms. Joan Kagezi, Senior State Attorney at the Ministry of Justice of Uganda and Raphael Lemkin Seminar Alumna, was assassinated in Kampala. In recent months, she had been heading a team at the Ministry handling cases involving accused al-Shabab militants. From these events, it is clear that Joan was killed because of her unyielding dedication to her work in justice and atrocity prevention.

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US Atrocity Prevention Course Launched

Washington DC – From April 8 – 10, 2015, the US Institute of Peace (USIP) and AIPR co-organized the first edition of the US Inter-Agency Course on Atrocity Prevention. The three-day interactive training familiarized participants with the mechanics of atrocity prevention, including US and international institutional prevention frameworks, the identification of early warning signs, and risk atrocity assessment.

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AIPR Co-Organizes Seminar for Prevention in Panama

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – On March 23 and 24, 2015, AIPR co-organized with the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG) and Panama’s Office of the Ombudsman a national training seminar for officials from the National Police, National Border Service, National Aero-Naval Service, and the Institutional Protection System. The seminar served as an introductory forum to discuss genocide and mass atrocity prevention policies in the Latin American region and within the context of Panama.

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