GAAMAC Events

How can ‘dealing with the past’ contribute to preventing the recurrence of atrocities: What can and should we do?

4 Apr 2017 0:0

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?v=WNiONwM_G4w

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