GAAMAC Events

United Nations, New York

Organized By : Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (United Nations)

This event aims at discussing the role of religious leaders and actors to address hate speech and prevent incitement to violence during the annual Interfaith Harmony Week. In this context, it also aims at exploring synergies between the Fez Plan of Action and the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech, as well as other relevant UN initiatives. Ms. Nihal Saad, Chief of Cabinet and Spokesperson of UNAOC, is one of the speakers.

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*Registration deadline for non-UN grounds pass holders is COB Thursday, 30 January 2020*
For additional information, please contact Simona Cruciani (cruciani@un.org).


The Hague, Netherlands

Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

On 11 November 2019, The Gambia filed a case against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice alleging violations of the 1948 Genocide Convention for its atrocities against the Rohingya community in Rakhine State. From 10 to 12 December 2019, the ICJ heard oral submissions from The Gambia and Myanmar on this matter. The ICJ has now indicated it will issue its decision on the application for provisional measures at 10h00 on Thursday, 23 January 2020.

Panel Discussion: following the issuance of the ICJ decision, No Peace Without Justice together with numerous partners are convening a panel discussion with representatives from the Rohingya community, to share their perspectives and what the ICJ decision means to them. This event builds on a number of other events led by members of the Rohingya community and convened by the same NGO co-sponsors around the different stages of the ICJ case to date.

The panel discussion will take place from 13h00 to 14h30, and a light lunch will be served from 12h00, also to provide an opportunity for informal interaction with Rohingya human rights activists and others involved in the case.

The event is co-organized by different organizations including GAAMAC SG member the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and GAAMAC partners Global Justice Center and Parlementarians for Global Action. 


London, United Kingdom

Organized By : Rights for Peace

GAAMAC partner Rights for Peace will hold a panel discussion on the connection between human rights and atrocity prevention on 4 December from 5pm to 7pm, followed by a drinks reception. The panel will consist of Mariana Goetz, Founder of Rights for Peace; Kate Ferguson, Co-Director of Protection Approaches; and Clara Sandoval-Villalba of the University of Essex.


Accra, Ghana

Organized By : Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

The Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre is hosting a training course on the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) from 26 November to 6 December. The target audience are African government officials, members of the security sector, regional and sub-regional organisations, as well as civil society. For more information, and to apply by 25 October, visit https://www.kaiptc.org/kaiptc-course/r2p19/


Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organized By : Liberation War Museum

The Liberation War Museum (LWM) is organising the 6th International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and Justice from 14 to 16 November 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aims of this year's conference are to garner and discuss theoretical and empirical insights into challenges to international justice institutions in dealing with international crimes including genocide, as well as to propose different avenues for strengthening transitional justice mechanisms.

The deadline to submit conference abstracts for both the conference and the poster presentation is 30 September. Conference registration closes on 20 October.

For more information, visit the LWM website. For any queries and to submit abstracts, contact csgj.bangladesh@gmail.com


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