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Srebrenica: 20 years


Photo credits: Giulio Venneri
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
 
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE LAST V4PREVENTION WORKSHOP

 

The last workshop of V4 Prevention - Series of Workshop in the Visegrad Group to Prevent Mass Atrocities will take place in Warsaw, Poland, in dates 5-7 October. To participate in the workshop, please fill out the Participation Form no later than Friday, September 19th, 2015.

V4 Prevention is an initiative of the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, organized in collaboration with partners from the Visegrad Group and the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The Workshop in Poland is the last event of a four-semester programme consisting of three-day workshops in all Visegrad Group countries. The workshop is open to members of the legislations, representatives of governmental institutions, academia and civil society. This series offers a good opportunity to build a common preventive framework in the region.


Read more about our  2015 V4 Prevention edition.

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LATEST EVENTS & PROJECTS

THE CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO EDUCATION SUMMIT IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ORGANIZED BY EIHR

Gyorgy Tatar took part in the 2015 Education Summit in Bosnia-Herzegovina organized by Educators’ Institute for Human Rights. The meeting took place in Jahorina, BiH, on July 1-3, 2015. The participants of the event discussed the challenges in education of Holocaust and mass atrocities prevention in BiH and agreed on the organization of the next Education Summit during the summer of 2016. Last November the Budapest Centre organized a similar event on the nexus between education and mass atrocity prevention in Budapest: read our report here.

Photo credits: Jim Fussel, Educators’ Institute for Human Rights

 
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THE BUDAPEST CENTRE PARTICIPATES IN THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The Budapest Centre participated in the European Conference on Youth against Violent Extremism organized by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue in Oslo on 3rd June. The Chair of the Budapest Centre reminded participants of the great significance that countering extremism has as a means for preventing mass atrocities. The event served as a basis for dialogue with many NGOs working in the field of fighting extremism in Europe.

The summary documents of the event could be read on the YouthCAN Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/YouthCivilActivism/).

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WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
THE ONGOING WORK OF THE AFRICAN TASK FORCE IS PART OF THE DISCUSSION
On 27 May, 2015, the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a workshop on International and Hungarian efforts to contribute to the promotion of human rights and development in Africa. The report of the event is available here. Among other topics, Gyorgy Tatar, chair of the Budapest Centre, had the opportunity to briefly present the African Task Force initiative: an on-going effort of the Centre to map the capabilities for mass atrocity prevention of five African regional organizations.
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DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH JOINS  UN SA JENNIFER WELSH AT THE FIFTH STATE OF THE UNION CONFERENCE AT THE EUI

On 6-9 May, 2015, Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, Director of Research and Cooperation at the Budapest Centre, participated in The Fifth State of the Union conference at the European University Institute. The conference is a unique opportunity for high-level discussion about the state of the European Union, and featured remarkable speakers, including current and former ministers and heads of state from different EU countries. Le Fevre actively engaged in discussion with the speakers during a session on “Europe’s Role in Peacekeeping and Stabilization”. The session was chaired by Jennifer Welsh, UN Special Adviser on RtoP, and examined how European states, both within the United Nations and the emerging architecture of the European Union, have contributed to peacekeeping and stabilization missions. The full programme of the conference is available at  https://stateoftheunion.eui.eu/ .

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RtoP MEETINGS IN SLOVENIA

On 21 April, 2015, Enzo Le Fevre took part in the Regional Meeting of the European RtoP Focal Points in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia. The meeting was meant as an effort by the UN to build further consensus on RtoP and mobilize this consensus to achieve efficient implementation soon in the future.

Following the meeting in Brdo pri Kranju, Le Fevre participated as speaker at “Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice”, an academic conference on RtoP at the University of Ljubljana on 23-24 April, 2015. Le Fevre concluded the first panel, titled “Challenges Ahead of R2P after Its First Decade”.

The full programme of the conference is available at:
www.r2pconference.com

 

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CHAIR OF THE CENTRE  ENCOURAGES EU INSTITUTIONS TO PAY ATTENTION TO MASS ATROCITY PREVENTION
 

Read here the latest blog post by Gyorgy Tatar, Chair of the Budapest Centre. In the post, Tatar reminds the necessity of ensuring due space for better implementation of the Responsibility to Protect in the EU Global Strategy for foreign and security policy to be submitted by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU Foreign and Security Policy to the European Council by next June.


Photo credits: Jim Fussel, Educators’ Institute for Human Rights

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"INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND THE PREVENTION OF MASS ATROCITIES"
A NEW PAPER BY MARK BARWICK

“Religious identity has to do with how one self-identifies in relation to a group. It is not the same as being religious, which implies adherence to particular beliefs and participation in religious activities. […] Religious identity can therefore be a source of conflict just as much as ethnic or national identity”


Mark Barwick is the Centre's Policy Adviser on Programmes for Dialogue.

Read the full article here.

Readers can contact Mark Barwick by email or twitter as follows:

mark.barwick@budapestcentre.eu

@frmarktssf

Read more about our Dialogue programs.

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NEW INITIATIVES
LAUNCHING "WORKING TOWARDS PREVENTION"

SERIES OF WORKING PAPAERS ON GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITY PREVENTION
 

The Budapest Centre is proud to launch Working towards Prevention: a series of working papers entirely dedicated to studies in genocide and mass atrocity prevention. The series is meant to be a space where researchers working in close cooperation with the Centre can share their ongoing projects. The Centre will also accept submission from external researchers, as long as their papers meet a good academic standard and adhere to the topic of the series. The first paper of the series (read it here) is authored by Tommaso Trillò, Junior Researcher at the Budapest Centre.


For info and submissions, email wtp@budapestcentre.eu
 
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