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 Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) marks the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, recalling that Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed. The annual commemorative date takes place on April 7, marking the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, which began on the same date in 1994.

Initially established by the UN General Assembly on December 23, …

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National Training Seminar in Bogota

On March 14 and 15 of 2018, the first national training seminar on the topic of tools for the prevention of mass atrocities and early warning systems was held in Bogotá, Colombia. The event was organized by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) and the Office of the Ombudsman of Colombia, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Colombia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The …

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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.

Shara Duncan

Shara Duncan serves as Minister Counsellor to the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations in New York, in charge of International Law, Rule of Law and Genocide Prevention issues. She has previously worked as an Advisor to the Office of the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship on issues of international litigation. Ms. Duncan is a lawyer and has earned a master’s degree in …

Dickson Magotsi

Dr. Dickson Liyayi Magotsi currently serves as the Undersecretary and Head of Programs for the Kenyan Ministry of Interior and Coordination’s National Steering Committee on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management, housed in the Ministry’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Unit. Dr. Magotsi also sits on the Kenyan National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination. During …

Sriprapha Petcharamesree

Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree is the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Human Rights and Peace Studies (International) of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies at  Mahidol University in Thailand. In October of 2009, she was appointed by the national government to act as the Thai Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, a role she served in until December of 2012. In addition to her academic duties, …

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 …