Joan Kagezi

AIPR Marks Day of Remembrance

Cambodia’s Day of Remembrance is celebrated each year on May 20, a date marking the Khmer Rouge’s first wave of mass killings. More than 1.7 million Cambodians—one fourth of the population—died during the regime’s rule from April 17, 1975, to January 6, 1979.

Proceedings of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), an ad hoc Cambodian court with international participation, remain ongoing. The court is prosecuting two categories of alleged perpetrators: Senior Khmer Rouge leaders and those believed to be most responsible for grave violations of national and international law.

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AIPR Launches Latin American Network Annual Report

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation launched the 2014 Annual Report of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention [ English | Spanish ] at the law offices of White & Case LLP. Founded in March 2012, the Latin American Network is the region’s leading initiative fostering capacity building and policy development in this field. The report outlines the activities undertaken in 2014 by Network Member States—including all seminars, Focal Points meetings, and national initiatives devoted to prevention.

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AIPR Participates in Special Courts for Africa Conference

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – On April 27 and 28, 2015, the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH), in collaboration with UNESCO, held a seminar at Radio Nacional Auditorium titled, “Genocide and War Crimes: Challenges for International Justice in Light of Special Courts for Africa.” Focusing on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTW) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the seminar explored post-conflict experiences in the African context and examined how the international criminal jurisdictions operating in Africa can achieve greater effectiveness in the future.

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