Organized By : Rights for Peace

Rights for Peace and Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion and launch of Rights for Peace’s new ‘Guide to Hate Violations in International Law’. While hate crimes are given specific treatment in the national laws of many States, the notion of hate-motivated abuse has not translated into international human rights or international criminal law in a systematic way. Far too often, the special hate intent integral to genocide is not identified and reported. The existing human rights framework is fragmented, too, with protected groups differing from one Convention to the next. As genocide is a process, it is important that the human rights and international criminal law systems are able to prevent and punish the violations that make up the ‘the continuum of violence’.

This event therefore aims to stimulate a discussion and advance the thinking around the implementation of international human rights standards and the prevention of identity-based violence with regards to hate crime in international law - including the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead in furthering this objective. 

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Organized By : The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)

The Harriman Institute is pleased to partner with the Bosnian-Herzegovinan Film Festival, the Post Conflict Research Center, and the Srebrenica Memorial Center to present a virtual screening of the 2020 film Quo Vadis, Aida? (Where Are You Going, Aida?) and a discussion with screenwriter and director Jasmila Žbanić in conversation with Tanya Domi (SIPA/Harriman Institute, Columbia Univeristy), human rights lawyer Sandra OrlovicVelma Saric (Post-Conflict Research Center; Balkan Diskurs), and Emir Suljagić (Srebrenica Genocide Memorial), moderated by Dijana Jelača (Brooklyn College).

Quo Vadis, Aida? is a new film directed and produced by Jasmila Žbanić, the award-winning filmmaker from Bosnia and Herzegovina who earned the Golden Bear in 2006 for her debut feature Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams. Žbanić’s latest film is a dramatic depiction of the well documented Srebrenica genocide that occurred in Eastern Bosnia on July 11, 1995, when more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered by the forces led by Bosnian Serb Army commander General Ratko Mladić.

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What does data protection mean in a COVID world? Has our acceptance of digital surveillance changed due to the pandemic? And what are its consequences for humanitarian settings?

To mark the launch of the DigitHarium – A digital humanitarian forum, the ICRC has invited professor Joseph A. Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. We will discuss how data protection concerns are changing in a COVID-infested world – and what its implications are for humanitarian settings.
The discussion will be the first event of the January thematic path - COVID-19 and Digital Response.

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Organized By : European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)

This high-level interactive panel discussion marks a significant double anniversary, namely the 15th anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) since its adoption at the UN in September 2005 and the 20th anniversary of Women Peace and Security (WPS) since the adoption of SC Resolution 1325 in October 2000.

What are the key lessons learned from 15 years of R2P and atrocity prevention and 20 years of implementing the WPS agenda? What successes can we highlight for both? How can R2P and WPS be implemented closer together in light of their overlaps, including the gendered impact of atrocity crimes, the connections between gender equality and R2P, and the important roles women play in supporting protection and atrocity prevention?

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Ms. Debbie Stothard, Dr. Karen Smith, Ms. Savita Pawnday, Dr. Toni Haastrup, and Ms. Wai Wai Nu are the distinguished experts joining in conversation to reflect on the progress made on implementing the R2P and WPS agendas to date. They will discuss some of the key lessons learned and explore priorities and strategies for implementing these two complementary agendas going forward. The conversation is moderated by Dr. Cristina G. Stefan, and will be followed by Q&A.