Since 2006, the Human Rights Council has developed innovative investigative mechanisms to respond to many of the gravest conflicts occurring today, and to promote accountability for violations of international law. Yet the situations in these countries continue to deteriorate, and justice for victims of atrocities remains negligible.
This conference will provide an opportunity for States, non-governmental and civil-society organisations and practitioners to reflect upon the influence of investigative human rights mechanisms concerning atrocity prevention and accountability, discuss best practices, and explore how to improve their efficiency.
New York, USA
Organized By : Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is organizing a panel discussion on women's meaningful participation in political movements and electoral processes on the occassion of the 18th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
The event will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, and will bring together women peace leaders from around the world.
To RSVP, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington, D.C., United States
Organized By : United States Institute of Peace
Organizations that work to build peace in fragile states often fail to meet the stated goals of the programs they design to resolve violent conflict. In her newly published book, "Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding", Susanna Campbell dives into why peacebuilding organizations often fail and presents one of the keys to success: local actors that force organizations to stay accountable to local peacebuilding goals.
Join experts at an event at the United States Institute of Peace, as they discuss Campbell’s findings and how country-based staff can sidestep normal accountability procedures and empower local actors to push for innovative solutions to local problems.
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Professor, International Affairs and Political Science, The George Washington University
Senior Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Search for Common Ground
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development
Leanne Erdberg, moderator
Director, Countering Violent Extremism, The U.S. Institute of Peace
Organized By : International Center for Transitional Justice
The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Barcelona International Peace Center (BIPC) are pleased to announce the Intensive Course on Prevention and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence: The Role of Transitional Justice to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 1 to 5 October 2018. This course will examine how transitional justice can contribute to preventing the recurrence of violent conflict. The course will look at practical examples of current, past, and paradigmatic transitional justice processes and their contribution to prevention. Country case studies to be discussed may include Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the former Yugoslavia, and Latin American cases. The aim is to provide course participants with a firm grounding in transitional justice efforts and insight into the challenges and opportunities of helping to avoid the recurrence of violent conflict. It is targeted at mid-career and senior staff at multilateral agencies, governments, NGOs, foundations, universities, and others directly involved in peacebuilding, conflict. and post-conflict contexts around the world.
New York, United States
Ahead of the end of his term as UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, noted “human rights violations are the sharp zig-zag lines of a seismograph flashing out warnings of a coming earthquake.” Often, that earthquake takes the form of mass atrocity crimes and/or armed conflict. Long-standing, persistent and widespread violations and abuses of populations’ human rights remains one of the most reliable early warning signs of genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. As such, the protection of human rights is closely related to the prevention of mass atrocity crimes and the maintenance of international peace and security.
This event will explore existing challenges for strengthening the UN human rights pillar outside of Geneva, as well as concrete measures that member states and UN officials in New York and Geneva can take to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights are placed at the heart of the maintenance international peace and security and atrocity prevention.
Sign up to the event here before 25 September. Because of strict security relating to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, guests will need to arrive by 1:45pm and bring a photo ID, as well as a printed copy of the invitation to enter the building.