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 Commemorates International Criminal Justice Day

Friday, July 17, marks the 17th anniversary of the international community’s adoption of the Rome Statute. Since the treaty’s initial acceptance in 1988, 123 states have ratified or acceded to the Statute, which entered into force in July of 2002. The Statute formed the basis for the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first international judicial body dedicated to enforcing individual accountability in grave criminal matters. …

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AIPR Honors the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Twenty years have passed since the atrocities committed in July of 1995 in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during which over 8,000 Bosniaks lost their lives in ethnic violence. The massacre, which constitutes the worst mass-killing in Europe since the conclusion of the Second World War, was described by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan as a “grim reminder of man’s inhumanity to man.”

The Auschwitz Institute recognizes July 11th, 2015, …

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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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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 Rolon

Yudith Rolon 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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Grata Endah Werdaningtyas

Grata Endah Werdaningtyas is Deputy Director for the Rights of Vulnerable Groups at the Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs of Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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