New York, NY

By the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Is it ever too late to pay for a crime? While some Nazi officials and collaborators were brought to trial at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and other courts in the mid– to late– 1940s, they only represented a fraction of those responsible for the Holocaust. As the years passed, the global legal community largely lost interest in pursuing the remaining perpetrators. A few remarkable individuals, however, wanted to ensure the crimes of the Holocaust would never be forgotten or go unpunished.

Discover the small band of individuals who refused to give up and were able to uncover criminals such as  Klaus Barbie and John Demjanjuk. The work of these Nazi “hunters"—which still continues across the world—has set important precedents for how we punish the crime of genocide today.

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London, United Kingdom

By the International State Crime Initiative 

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is excited to host Professor Daniel Feierstein to deliver its 2016 Annual Lecture. Professor Feierstein is a renowned genocide scholar, and his books and articles have been critical in the qualification of the crimes committed in Argentina as genocide, established by 9 different tribunals from 2006 on. His conceptual work on genocide was central to the development of ISCI's research on the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. 

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Basel, Switzerland

Organized By : Swisspeace

By swisspeace

9 - 13 May 2016

How can a 'Dealing with the Past' Process be locally relevant and effective? Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes like truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The ways in which these different actors interact shape, among other factors, whether a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course focuses on the potentials and challenges of designing and implementing a dealing with the past process, and the ways in which actors can work together to ensure effective policy decision-making. Topics include:

  • ‘Local’ approaches to dealing with the past
  • ‘International’ norms and frameworks
  • State and nation-building
  • Social transformation
  • Impact assessment

This course is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge on dealing with the past.

A minimum of two years of professional experience in relevant fields and a university degree (minimum BA) or an equivalent educational background are required. 

The course will be held with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 participants. This 5-day on-site course will take place from 9 – 13 May 2016 at the swisspeace Academy in Basel, Switzerland. The registration deadline is 29 February 2016.

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Online event

By the United States Institute of Peace

9:00 - 10:30am

The world’s most violent 21st-century conflicts are centered among countries with the highest proportions of youth. A staggering 230 million children live in lands that have become battlefields, and extremist groups exploit their traumas to recruit youth to violence. Yet from these same embattled lands, young leaders emerge, working to heal divisions in their communities and build peace. They often face large social or political forces of violent conflict, and even threats of suppression or violence by combatants. As they do, how can others help them sustain the personal resilience on which their work depends? On May 4, join a global discussion online.

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Basel, Switzerland

Organized By : Swisspeace

By swisspeace

27 - 29 April 2016

Peacebuilding, development and humanitarian interventions aim at contributing to a positive impact on the contexts within which they take place. This includes a do-no-harm approach that identifies and mitigates the risks of exacerbating conflict, and recognizes opportunities to contribute to positive change.

Working in potentially quickly changing contexts requires organizations and programs to be adaptive and flexible. This training provides practical tools for applying conflict sensitivity in strategic and operational aspects of program management.

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