Washington DC

Organized By : Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

By the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Implementation of a Normative Principle

This year, 2015, marks the tenth anniversary of the World Summit in which Member States embraced the Responsibility to Protect concept entailed in paragraph 138-139 of the Summit Outcome Document. This anniversary has been defined by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as an “opportune moment” to analyze consensus reached to date around RtoP and discuss future implementation efforts. On this note, this session aims at shading light on the future implementation of RtoP and on the possibilities and prospects of a transatlantic cooperation on the responsibility to protect.

Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, Director of Research and Cooperation, Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide
Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Lee Feinstein, Dean, School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University

More information regarding the event can be found here.

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Budapest, Hungary

On November 11, the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities will organize a roundtable on the role of journalists in preventing genocide and countering extremism. This is a pre-event of the VIII Budapest Human Rights Forum and will take place at the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 14:30 to 17:15.

The roundtable wishes to highlight the possibilities of the media through discussing the role of journalists as individuals in addressing situations at mass atrocity risk where we shall also take account of the present migration wave. The workshop will offer an interactive space for exchanging views between journalists, representatives of governments, academia, civil society and international organizations to combine the theory with practice.

Read the full programme here.

Registration can be completed via email at not later than November 9th, 2015.

For more information, please contact: 

Ms. Thea Restovin
Research Assistant

Jakarta, Indonesia

Organized By : International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect

By the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect and the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

9-11 November

ICRtoP and the Asia-Pacific Centre will be holding three civil society workshops in the Southeast Asian region. They will convene civil society representatives from Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Malaysia in order to: 1) deepen support of and commitment to atrocities prevention in Southeast Asia; and 2) strengthen early warning and response capacities at the domestic and regional levels to prevent and respond to atrocities.

While great strides have been made over the past ten years since the adoption of the Responsibility to Protect, much work remains before the principle is put into practice, including in the Southeast Asian region where past atrocities and ongoing internal conflicts continue to challenge the protection of vulnerable populations. 

Participants will receive training on the UN Framework of Analysis on Atrocity Crimes and work towards the creation of “draft national action plans” for civil society to pursue on atrocity prevention.

The first workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 4-6 November 2015; the second in Jakarta, Indonesia on 9-11 November 2015; and the third in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7-9 December 2015. For more information, contact

Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

Organized By : Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

Join us for a discussion with experts on the plight of ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq who have been targeted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State and are now displaced, not knowing when—or if—they will be able to return home. The discussion will take place on the opening night of FotoWeek DC (November 9–12), for which the Museum will project onto its exterior walls photographs from a recent trip to Iraq.

Speakers include Naomi Kikoler, deputy director of the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, who recently returned from northern Iraq;Dakhil Shammo, a Yezidi human rights activist from the region; and Knox Thames, special advisor for religious minorities in the Near East and South and Central Asia at the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom.

If you are not able to join us in person, please watch the live webcast here.

You can submit questions for the panelists on Twitter,using #iraqcrisis.

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Newark, New Jersey, USA

By the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University

The aim of the symposium is to create a unique space for scholars and practitioners to share knowledge, gain insights and develop ideas concerning the recovery of, and relationships between, perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and rescuers in post-war/genocide settings worldwide. Such exchange of ideas, experience, and research will enable participants to engage in more nuanced understandings of the complexity of these relationships, particularly in the context of everyday lives in periods of peace. This think-tank styled symposium is a prologue to a larger conference event in October 2016 which will provide the basis for an edited book publication.
The symposium themes of empathy, coexistence, imagination, and resilience offer new approaches to understanding the complexities of recovery from mass violence and the promotion of a culture of peace, and enhancement of local peace practices. Moreover, the symposium offers an opportunity for reflection on the current tragic events in countries, such as Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria, based upon insights from previous genocides and wars. Contributors are encouraged to use the symposium image of a ruptured mirror to approach these issues. Themes that may develop from this include fragments, reflections, picking up the pieces, through the looking glass, unity, transcendence, and vision.
For more information on the conference, click here.