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

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) observes August 9, 2017 as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 through Resolution 49/214, the annual observance commemorates the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982. This year’s observance marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, originally signed …

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Day of International Criminal Justice

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) recognizes Monday, July 17, 2017 as the annual Day of International Criminal Justice, marking the 19th anniversary of the international community’s adoption of the Rome Statute. The Rome Statute, which entered into force in July of 2002, established the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a permanent body, headquartered in The Hague, with “the power to exercise its jurisdiction over persons for …

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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.

Lawrence Orowe

Mr. Lawrence Orowe is the Vice Chairman of Kenya’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination. He formerly served as Group Legal Head of the Kenya Red Cross Society and also as a former Legal Advisor to the Department of Governance based at Kenya’s State House. Mr. Orowe specializes in a variety of topics including human rights …

Ariela Peralta

Dr. Ariela Peralta is the President of Uruguay’s National Institution for Human Rights (INDDHH). She graduated with a law degree from the Universidad de la República (UDELAR) and has an LLM in International Legal Studies from American University. In addition to her work at the INDDHH, she has has authored books and articles as well appearing as an instructor and presenter at numerous national and international seminars and meetings.

Justice Lydia Mugambe

The Honorable Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe is a Judge of the High Court in Uganda, the winner of the 2017 Women’s Link International People’s Choice Gavel Award for her work on issues of gender-based justice and will act as the 2017 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow at Columbia University in New York. In addition to contributing to AIPR’s national and regional level work in Africa, Justice Mugambe attended …

Shree Krishna Subedi

Before being appointed to the Nepalese Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Shree Krishna Subedi was President of an organization called Public Interest Law Advocacy and Litigation (PILAL), as well as serving as a founding member of Young Lawyers for Human Rights in his country. A member of the Nepalese Bar Association, Mr. Krishna Subedi previously served as Executive Director of an NGO – INHURED International – where he coordinated a Comprehensive Peace Agreement …

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 …