GAAMAC Events

Past Events

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Universal Rights Group

The event will introduce the overall ‘Implementation Agenda’ to national human rights institutions (NHRIs) representatives, underscore the crucial role of NHRIs, and showcase different good practice examples of how NHRIs are currently engaging, and/or are planning to engage, with domestic implementation processes.

The side event will thereby allow for an initial collation of good practice examples, identify common threads, and disseminate and propagate those good practices and principles among NHRIs. This aims to support their unique role in helping turn universal norms into local realities for people on the ground.


London, U.K.

Organized By : Chatham House

By Chatham House

The desire to protect people from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing is a global issue. But once the point of acute violence has been reached, options to respond become limited. During this event, Adama Dieng (UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide), Matthew Rycroft CBE (Permanent Secretary at UK Department for International Development) and Dr Kate Ferguson (Director of Research and Policy at Protection Approaches) will discuss what can be done before mass atrocities are carried out so that governments can focus on prevention rather than response.


Cape Town, South Africa

Organized By : The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

By the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Following the many stories of sexual harrassment and assault by women, LGBTIQIA+ and other marginalised persons and genders, cis-men in particular have responded defensively in an attempt to delegitimise and police the discussion. During this event, frank and open conversations will centre around the following question: How do we reimagine and collectively re-engineer a national consciousness that is characterised by accountability, justice and the full realisation of another’s humanity?


Boca Raton, Florida

Join the South Florida community in commemoration of the Museum’s 25th Anniversary, where we will hear from Benjamin B. Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremburg trials. He will speak about his lifelong pursuit of "law not war" and discuss the Ferencz International Justice Initiative he has established at the Museum. The event will be emceed by Rick Folbaum, anchor of CBS4 Miami's evening newscasts, who has previously interviewed Mr. Ferencz. At this milestone event, join Chair Julie Peyton Stein in honoring all previous South Florida Luncheon Chairs.

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U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Organized By : United States Institute of Peace

In 2017, a half-million Rohingya fled attacks on their homes in Burma. Eight million face starvation amid Yemen’s war. Atrocities against civilians continue in Syria, South Sudan and elsewhere. What lessons did we learn from the Holocaust – if any? And how can we strengthen norms and institutions to prevent future atrocities more effectively? Join USIP on January 30 for a discussion on the state of atrocity prevention with leading experts, including GAAMAC Chair Ms. Mǒ Bleeker.

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