GAAMAC Events

Shattuck Center, School for Public Policy, Central European University Budapest

In the past decade, the world has been tested by serious breaches of international norms and standards. These have included alleged acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing in Syria and Myanmar, unprovoked military aggression by Russia in Ukraine, mass persecution of minorities in China, and systematic incarceration of journalists and academics in China, Turkey, and elsewhere. Nationalist quasi-autocratic leaders in EU Member States have assaulted and rolled back democratic norms and the rule of law, while the Philippines’ president has institutionalized state-orchestrated violent oppression. Today, the bar to being considered an outcast nation is exceedingly high. Although the above examples have prompted condemnation, and in some cases, sanctions, so far, the international community has failed to take concerted action to stop or punish behavior that so clearly breaches international principles. The increasingly “transactional” nature of the international system has enabled most offenders to maintain and continue to benefit from “business-as-usual” trade and diplomatic relations across the community of nations.

The 6th Lemkin Reunion will examine these trends, discuss the challenges they pose for the prevention and punishment of atrocities and promotion of the rule of law, and propose ways forward.

The Shattuck Center invites practitioners, experts and scholars at all levels to present papers and articles at the 6th annual Lemkin Reunion. Applicants should send their CVs and brief abstracts to ccnr@ceu.edu.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Organized By : Asia Centre

The Asia Centre is holding a conference on the challenges and solutions to increasing hate speech based on fake news within the region. With increasing use of the internet and mobile devices, abusive and threatening remarks both in speech and writing are going viral on social media. Often such content expresses prejudice against individuals or particular groups, on the basis of disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, political ideology, race, religion or sexual orientation which may lead to violent outcomes.

Governments have enacted laws to preserve public order and to protect human dignity. They have also sponsored and assembled inter-faith dialogues and embarked on social cohesion efforts. Other stakeholders such the UN, international organisations, civil society and faith-based groups are also doing their part to combat hate speech.

In the search for solutions to these challenges, there is a need for an evidence-based discussion to critically examine the phenomenon of hate speech and its impact on democracy, the rule of law and human rights. This conference seeks to address the issue of hate speech from an evidence-based and a solution grounded approach while upholding freedom of expression.

Find the concept note here.


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