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
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
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AIPR Observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation marks the occasion of Sunday, August 30, 2015, the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Enabled by a persistent culture of impunity, “enforced” or “involuntary” disappearances continue in countries across the world in clear contravention of international law.

In honor of the United Nations’s observation of the occasion in 2014, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said:

[The practice of Enforced Disappearance] places people …

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AIPR Conducts Training Seminar with Kenyan National Committee

NAIROBI, KENYA – The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, in collaboration with the Kenyan National Committee for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, conducted a training seminar for members of the Committee in Nairobi, Kenya between July 29 and 31, 2015. The training was dedicated to the memory of Ms. Joan Namazzi Kagezi, who was murdered by unknown assailants on March 30, 2015. She served as Senior State Attorney at the Ministry of Justice of Uganda and was an alumna of AIPR’s Raphael Lemkin Seminar. Ms. Kagezi fought tirelessly against genocide, war crimes, human trafficking, terrorism, and crimes against humanity.

The opening ceremony of the training featured the participation of was graced by the presence of the Argentine Ambassador, Bibiana Jones, as well as a representative from USAID in Kenya.

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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.

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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. Lady Justice Mohammed was also previously the Vice-Chairperson of The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA -Kenya) and is currently  a member of the Kenya National Committee on the formulation of …

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Jaime Alejandro Godoy Tellez

Jaime Alejandro Godoy Tellez is the head of the United Nations System Department in the Human Rights Division of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an alumnus of the 2015 edition of the Latin American Raphael Lemkin Seminar.

What are some of the reasons that have inspired you to work in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

I have served as the Head of the United Nations System Department …

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Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku

Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku, Secretary of Uganda’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination, attended the 2014 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition.

A former Magistrate, Ms. Zedriga is now a full-time activist working to end social exclusion and all forms of discrimination against vulnerable groups, especially women. Lina is also a practicing attorney, educator of trainers …

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Dr. Seree Nonthasoot

Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, the Representative of Thailand to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), attended the 2013 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition.

Why are you so dedicated to the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

Acts of genocide and mass atrocity led to the establishment of the United Nations and the UN Genocide Convention. This convention is one of the first humanitarian and human rights instruments—its adoption predates …

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Maite Schmitz

Maite Schmitz is the Deputy Head of the United Nations Division at the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations. She participated in our 2009 Global Lemkin Seminar in Poland.

Why are you dedicated to the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

It’s not easy to explain what drives someone to a specific field of research or work. I believe that my passion for international law and human rights started …

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Yudith Rolón

Yudith Rolón is General Director in the Directorate of Truth, Justice and Reparation of the Office of the Ombudsman, Paraguay, and Focal Point in the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention…

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Noel Kilomba

Noel Kilomba is a current member of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court—the highest constitutional authority in the DRC. Prior to his appointment to court, he was Coordinator of DRC National Committee…

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Lucas Kusima

Lucas Kusima is a member of the Tanzanian 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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Mariana Salazar Albornoz

Mariana Salazar Albornoz is Director for International Humanitarian Law in the Legal Advisory of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Miraji Magai

Miraji Magai attended our December 2013 Lemkin Seminar and serves as Secretary of Tanzania’s National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide…

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