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Joint study on the contribution of transitional justice to atrocity prevention (Human Rights Council resolution 33/19)

The Special Advisor of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide together with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence have been requested by the Human Rights Council in resolution 33/19, adopted in October 2016, to prepare a joint study on the contribution of transitional justice to the prevention of gross violations and abuses of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law, including genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and their recurrence, to be presented to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-seventh session.

Responsibility to Protect: A Course on the Application of R2P for African Practitioners

This course aims at training African policymakers, government officials, military, policy and civil society personnel about R2P and its implementation. It is run by the Kofi Annan International Training Centre for Peacekeeping in Accra, Ghana. The deadline for applications is 30 September. 

On the situation in Yemen, Sep 2017

(New York, 19 September 2017) The Special Advisers to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect express concern at continued allegations of grave violations and abuses of human rights law and violations of international humanitarian law in the context of the on-going conflict in Yemen and voiced their support for the call made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an impartial, international mechanism to investigate the facts and the circumstances.

The Simons Forum on the Responsibility to Protect: Re-Energizing the Key Players

The Simons Forum on The Responsibility to Protect: Re-Energizing the Key Players was convened on 22-24 March 2017 by the Simons Foundation under the auspices of the Simons Visiting Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University. 

IHRA's statement on Charlottesville

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, has issued the following statement: