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UPCOMING EVENTS
"V 4 prevention" - Series of Workshops in Visegrad Group to Prevent Mass Atrocities

Prague 23-25 February 2015

The Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, 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, launched a four-semester programme consisting of three-day workshops in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic for members of the legislations, representatives of governmental institutions, academia and civil society. This series of workshops offers a good opportunity for building a common preventive framework in the region.

To participate in the Prague workshop please fill out the participation form no later than Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

 
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LATEST EVENTS
Private Sector, Foundations and Mass Atrocity Prevention: Best Practices and the Way Ahead

On October 21, 2014, the Budapest Centre organized a panel on Private Sector, Foundations and Mass Atrocities Prevention: Best Practices and the Way Ahead. The event was held in Washington DC during the Law, Justice, and Development week of the World Bank as part of our co-chairmanship of the Community of Practice on Genocide Prevention and Development (GFJLD).

The private sector is often named as the “missing actor” in the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). Thus, this session, part of our "Deconstructing Mass Atrocities and Development" project, aimed at shedding light on current best practices within the private sector, with the final objective of facilitating the socialization of private actors within the RtoP community. Read More.

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The Role of Education in the Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes 


On November 19, 2014, the Budapest Centre, in cooperation with the Central European University, organized a three-panel roundtable on The Role of Education in the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes, a pre-event of the VII Budapest Human Rights Forum (read concept).
Numerous representatives of international and intergovernmental organizations (UN, UNESCO, OSCE) as well as civil society organizations involved in educational campaigns against mass atrocities engaged in discussing the concrete possibilities of using education to turn "never again" into reality.
The report of the panel will soon be published on our website.
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Chair Gyorgy Tatar Delivers Speech at the Seventh Session of the Forum on Minority Issues

Last 25-26 November, the Chair of the Budapest Centre, Gyorgy Tatar, delivered a speech at the Seventh Session of the Forum of Minority Issues organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session addressed the issue of “Preventing and addressing violence and atrocity crimes targeted against minorities” and discussed the protection of minority rights as a crucial factor in preventing conflict and in promoting sustainable peace when conflict has occurred.

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Director Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini delivers speech at Webster University Conference on the Future of RtoP

On December 9, 2014 at the Palais des Nations, Director Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini discussed the role of regional arrangements in fostering pillar II of RtoP, paying special attention to the role of the EU.
The central questions that the seminar wanted to address were: “What is the future of the responsibility to protect?”, “Will it be credible and will it effectively deter potential perpetrators?” “How to design and implement prevention?” and “Will it contribute to a lasting improvement in domestic and international political order to the benefit of all humanity?”

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Budapest Centre trains Formed Police Units Senior Staff at CoESPU

 
On 17 November 2014 the Director of Research and Cooperation of the Budapest Centre, Dr. Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, moderated a conference on the Responsibility to Protect and the new framework of analysis for atrocity crimes at the Vicenza based Center of Excellence for the Stability Police Units (CoESPU).

That was the first consultation the BC organized for CoESPU in the framework of the sixth course which was arranged for Formed Police Unit Commander/Senior Staff Course delivered to Senior officers of Police Departments from various countries including Bangladesh, Budundi, Nepal, Nigeria and Rwanda. Read more.

Download: The new framework of analysis for atrocity crimes of the Office of the Special Advisers of the UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

Download: Article on the V 4 Prevention training in BRATISLAVA in the CoESPU Magazine

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NEW ACCREDITATION

EDU Intergovernmental Organization Awards Full Institutional Accreditation to the Budapest Centre - November 14, 2014

Having met the criteria set by the EDU Commission for Accreditation Standards, duly established by executive mandate by H.E. Irving LE-VANCE , Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Organization EDU on July 1st 2011 and having passed an independent evaluation by the selected and designated Assessment Committee representatives, the Budapest Centre was awarded Full Institutional Accreditation from EDU on November 14th 2014.

Download here the Certificate of Accreditation.

The Chair of the Budapest Centre, Dr. Gyorgy Tatar, welcomes the accreditation awarded by EDU, a sign of appreciation by the International Community for the efforts of the Budapest Centre in the training on atrocities prevention in the Visegrad Group Countries.

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The Centre Welcomes a New Article by its Policy Adviser on Programmes for Dialogue, Mark Barwick: "Before the Unspeakable Occurs:  Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities."

Real dialogue is more dedicated to building relationship than to fixing problems which may exist within that relationship.This is why careful listening is such an essential part of any dialogue process. Listening brings awareness and builds relationship. For this reason, dialogue is an essential part of a comprehensive approach to the prevention of violent conflict and mass atrocities. [...]

Readers can contact Mark Barwick by email or twitter as follows: mark.barwick[at]hrwf.net
@frmarktssf

Download the full article here: Mark Barwick – dialogue – 7 Jan 15

Read more about our Dialogue programs.

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