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

Following up of the discussion on the security risks of climate change and digital transformation through the lens of mass atrocities and protection of civilians and the preparation of convening a Multipolar Task Force in that context, the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention (BCMAP) and the Environment & Development Resource Centre invite you to the next meeting of scholars and practitioners.

The discussion will focus on the presentation of diverging tools and approaches of some global actors towards responding to the security risks of climate change and digital transformation which impede protection of civilians from mass atrocities and which require a new coherent and consistent harmonized framework.

The proposed Multipolar Task Force will aim to generate political will and enhancing of cooperation among the UN Security Council Permanent Member States (P5) which in particular have both the responsibility and the opportunity within the international community to better address the contemporary challenges, protecting civilians from mass killing and uniting rather than dividing diverse cultures and communities. The goal is to discover actionable responses while utilizing the perspectives of different cultures and the younger generation, who will be most impacted by the challenges that lie ahead.


“Diverging Approaches to Human Rights in Diplomacy” - Dr. Istvan Lakatos, Former Human Rights Ambassador of Hungary /Senior Adviser in the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro

“Diverging Responses to the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence” - Kyle Matthews, Executive Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies

“Diverging Responses to the Threats of Climate Security” – Jamie Shea, Professor, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter

“Implementation of the Initiative "Multipolar Task Force" - Gyorgy Tatar, Chair, Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention


Ronald A Kingham, Executive Director, Environment & Development Resource Centre

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Organized By : Impunity Watch

There is growing recognition among Syrians and the international community that unaddressed challenges to property rights and the increasing impediments they pose to the return of refugees and internally displaced people (I DPs) have become major obstacles to peace and justice in Syria. This virtual event will bring together representatives from affected communities and Syrian and international experts to explore steps to address HLP rights violations, including putting HLP rights at the centre of negotiations for a political settlement, and ensuring that property records are protected, violations are investigated, and perpetrators are held accountable.


Welcome and introductory remarks

Ms. Frances Topham Smallwood, Impunity Watch
Ms. Marjolein Wijninckx, PAX

Recorded video briefings
Ms. Mouna Khaity, Women Now
Mr. Abdullah Khatib, Filmmaker and peace activist

Moderated panel featuring
Ms. Krystel Bassil, Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP)
Mr. Ahmad Helmi, Kesh Malek/Taʼafi
Ms. Sawsan Abou Zeinedin, Sakan Housing Communities and Qibaa

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Bangkok, Thailand

Organized By : Asia Centre

The Asia Centre is holding a conference on the challenges and solutions to increasing hate speech based on fake news within the region. With increasing use of the internet and mobile devices, abusive and threatening remarks both in speech and writing are going viral on social media. Often such content expresses prejudice against individuals or particular groups, on the basis of disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, political ideology, race, religion or sexual orientation which may lead to violent outcomes.

Governments have enacted laws to preserve public order and to protect human dignity. They have also sponsored and assembled inter-faith dialogues and embarked on social cohesion efforts. Other stakeholders such the UN, international organisations, civil society and faith-based groups are also doing their part to combat hate speech.

In the search for solutions to these challenges, there is a need for an evidence-based discussion to critically examine the phenomenon of hate speech and its impact on democracy, the rule of law and human rights. This conference seeks to address the issue of hate speech from an evidence-based and a solution grounded approach while upholding freedom of expression.

Find the concept note here.


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

Participants to this online course will have the opportunity to learn about the difference between hate speech and incitement to discrimination, hostility and violence, study the related legislative and policy frameworks, explore the link between freedom of expression and opinion, analyze the causes and consequences, consider the challenges posed by hate speech to societies, discuss ways to address and counter hate speech, and learn how to build online and offline resilience to hate speech. Special attention will be given to various dimensions of hate speech, including gender, and to contemporary challenges linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The course is organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect (OSAPG). The course is free of charge.

More information and registration here


Organized By : FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and the Romani Studies Program of the Central European University will host “Intersectional Discrimination. The Roma Case.”

At this event, participants will:

  • Discuss realities, struggles, tactics, and paths to dismantle anti-Roma racism
  • Explore tactics to strengthen the voices and the participation of Romani feminists and Romani LGBTIQ activists in policy-making, intersectional feminism, mainstream feminism, the Roma movement, LGBTQI movement, and neighborhoods and communities
  • Harness support, learning, and cooperation from other geographies and social movements

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The event is co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression Health Equity Research Collaborative (Harvard SOGIE) at Harvard University.

View the conference agenda here. (The agenda is subject to change)