Past events related to atrocity prevention, hate speech and incitement,early warning and accountability. The opinions expressed during the events do not represent the views of GAAMAC, its Steering Group or any partner organization.
Bridging the Gap Between NY and Geneva: Peacekeeping and Robust Human Rights Protection
Peacekeeping Operations are an important UN tool in the maintenance of international peace and security. As many missions currently operate in environments where populations are at risk of mass atrocity crimes, the work of peacekeepers often serve as a physical manifestation of the international community’s determination to uphold its Responsibility...
Prioritizing Prevention: Protecting Children from Atrocity Crimes
Co-organized by the UN Office on genocide prevention and the responsibility to protect and UNICEF, this webinar will take place in the lead up to the International day of commemoration and dignity of the victims of genocide and of the prevention of this crime (9 December).
Human Rights Week
Since 2013, Human Rights Week at the University of Geneva invites members of the academic community to reflect on specific aspects of fundamental rights, which constitute one of the pillars of the open societies we are lucky enough to live in. This year, the week will focus on a founding...
Webinar: Masculinity and Violent Extremism
The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) will host a Live Briefing for the release of the book ‘Masculinity and Violent Extremism’. Violent extremist groups and networks are proliferating across the globe. To understand them and to prevent violent extremist acts, we must pay attention to masculinity. Masculinity defines the social expectations...
The flattening world: culture crisis and the empire of norms
Political scientist Olivier Roy will discuss (in French) the “cultural war” thesis, global de-culturation and the extension of norms.
Not a target! How to protect humanitarian organizations in the digital space?
18:30 Welcome address: Raymond Loretan, President, Club Diplomatique de Genève Achim Wennmann, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Main Researcher at the Center on conflicts, development and peace processes, Geneva Graduate Institute 18:35 Roundtable: Stuart Campo, Global Lead Data Responsibility, Center for Humanitarian Data at OCHA Katharina Frey, Deputy Head of...
World Forum for Democracy 2022
GAAMAC partner MIGS has been selected by the Council of Europe to be a partner and presenter at the 10th World Forum for Democracy. In addition, MIGS’ Global Digital Authoritarianism Index project has been selected as one of the initiatives to be considered for the forum’s annual Democracy Innovation Award....
Can We Prevent the Mass Atrocities of the Mid-Twenty First Century?
Kate Ferguson is the Co-Executive Director and Head of Research and Policy at Protection Approaches, a UK-based NGO that is committed to understanding what drives identity-based violence in order to better prevent it. Her book, Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities, was published in 2020 by Hurst...
A responsibility to support civilian resistance movements? Atrocity prevention in the context of repressions and coups
In recent years, there has been an upsurge in the number of civilian resistance movements (CRMs) within states to counter government repression and coups d’état through which civilians are on the frontlines of state brutality and mass atrocities. The article “A responsibility to support civilian resistance movements? Atrocity prevention in...
Geneva Peace Week 2022
On 3 November 2022, GAAMAC will hold a panel on “Promoting human rights as an atrocity prevention mechanism: engaging armed and security forces and non-state actors”.
Promoting human rights as an atrocity prevention mechanism: engaging armed and security forces and non-state actors
On 3 November 2022, GAAMAC will convene the workshop “Promoting human rights as an atrocity prevention mechanism: engaging armed and security forces and non-state actors” The workshop will analyse the nexus between human rights violations, violent conflict and the commission of atrocity crimes. The workshop will showcase innovative partnerships and...
Beyond imperfect justice: legality and fair labelling in international criminal law
GAAMAC’s partner the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security launches the book Beyond Imperfect Justice (Brill, 2022). In this book, Dr Talita Dias (Jesus College & ELAC, Oxford) explores how the principles of legality and fair labelling have developed in international criminal law, from Nuremberg to the International Criminal...
ActInCourts Roundtable: Corporate Violations of International Human Rights
There is growing interest in holding corporations to international human rights standards. But where can individuals go when a corporation violates their rights under international human rights law? For the seventh Practitioner-Scholar Roundtable hosted by the ActInCourts Network (UBC), we will convene a panel to weigh the options. Participants will discuss possibilities...
The symbolic power of justice to prevent violence against women in conflicts: experiences from Colombia & Guatemala
The panel, organized on the margin of the annual UN debate on Women, Peace and Security, will take the form of an interactive discussion with key experts from a country and thematic perspective.
Halting hate: A bottom-up approach to understanding and fighting hate speech in the Asia Pacific
Three experts from the Sri Lanka and Malaysia explore a bottom-up approach to understanding and fighting hate speech.
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