How can ‘dealing with the past’ contribute to preventing the recurrence of atrocities: What can and should we do?
5th International Conference, Dhaka, 21 May 2017
Our new GAAMAC partner, the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh, has organized its 5th International Conference on ‘Bangladesh Genocide and Justice’ on 19-21 May 2017.
GAAMAC was part of that meeting, participating in a roundtable on 21 May entitled “How can dealing with the past contribute to prevent the recurrence of atrocities: What can and should we do?”
The roundtable was live-streamed and can be watched now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Experts from around the world in the roundtable were:
- Sabrina Büchler of the GAAMAC Steering Group participated online, representing GAAMAC, on behalf of the Steering Group Chair, Mô Bleeker
- Chhay Visoth, Director, Tuol Sleng Museum – to discuss and describe the application of DwP for atrocity prevention in the national experience of Cambodia
- Hafid Abbas, Commissioner, National Commission on Human Rights, Indonesia- to discuss on relevant experiences of Indonesia’s recovery from its multidimensional crises in 1998 to return to normal condition in early 2004.
- Mofidul Hoque, Co-founder and Trustee, Liberation War Museum – to discuss and describe the application of DwP for atrocity prevention in the national experience of Bangladesh
- Alex Hinton, Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, Newark – to examine the link between human rights as a mechanism for atrocity prevention