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Genocide conviction upheld for Ratko Mladić

2021-06-08T16:11:58+01:00June 8th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|

Judges at the ‘International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals' in the Hague have today dismissed Ratko Mladić’s appeal against his conviction for genocide, issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 2017. Along with fellow convicts including Radovan Karadžic, General Mladić will now serve the rest of his life sentence in [...]

Genocide denial: discover how to recognise and respond to this rising threat

2021-06-04T12:42:49+01:00June 4th, 2021|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy, Research|

On Wednesday June 30th, join Dr Catherine Gilbert (Newcastle University) and Dr Caroline Williamson Sinalo (University College, Cork) as they moderate a panel discussion bringing together experts who can help us learn how to recognise and respond to this rising threat: www.bit.ly/GenocideDenial The panel will include Rwandan and international experts from academia and civil society [...]

Event exploring physical and mental health a generation after genocide

2021-06-07T13:02:18+01:00June 3rd, 2021|Research|

How does the experience of genocide during a pregnancy - especially one resulting from genocidal rape - affect the future physical and mental health of the child? Join Dr Glorieuse Uwizeye (Dartmouth College) on Tuesday June 8th to find out: https://www.soas.ac.uk/ccrj/events/08jun2021-youth-physical-and-mental-health-after-genocidal-rape-during-the-1994-genocide-against-the.html In a talk co-hosted by the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ) and [...]

Aegis welcomes German recognition of Herero-Nama Genocide

2021-06-01T14:56:50+01:00June 1st, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|

In a joint statement with the Namibian Government, the German Government has officially recognised the genocide against the Herero and Nama, 117 years after German forces carried it out. The statement says that Germany has agreed to pay Namibia $1.35bn in a gesture of reconciliation. “The Aegis Trust welcomes Germany’s recognition of the genocide carried [...]

French President pays respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

2021-05-27T19:32:25+01:00May 27th, 2021|Memorial|

In a historic visit today, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial, touring its permanent exhibitions and laying a wreath at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi lie buried. In a speech delivered at the Memorial, Macron noted the criminal intent of the killers to eradicate all Tutsi, [...]

Together We Remember: join us live this Thursday

2021-04-28T08:25:47+01:00April 28th, 2021|Events|

Join the Aegis Trust live this Thursday as part of a 24-hour global vigil marking Genocide Awareness Month: https://www.facebook.com/TogetherWeRemember/ If peace is possible after genocide ... is it achievable anywhere? As part of the global coalition 'Together We Remember', this Thursday the Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial will host one of 24 live one-hour [...]

The Aegis Trust welcomes President Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide

2021-04-25T09:39:43+01:00April 25th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|

Statement by Dr James Smith CBE, Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust: “Staff and supporters of the Aegis Trust remember and mourn all those murdered during the Armenian Genocide, in which the Young Turk regime systematically planned and executed the deportation and mass murder of some 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, together with [...]

Bangui airlift appeal: first food delivery lands in besieged city

2021-03-07T19:50:08+00:00March 7th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Thanks to fundraisers and donors supporting its appeal to airlift food to Bangui (https://www.aegistrust.org/donate/), the Aegis Trust has today flown its first delivery of food into the besieged capital of the Central African Republic. Home to some 900,000 people, Bangui is larger than Amsterdam, Jerusalem or San Francisco - and has been cut off by [...]

Fly food for love this Valentine’s Day

2021-02-14T22:13:34+00:00February 14th, 2021|Uncategorised|

Show LOVE this Valentine's Day 900,000 people are under siege. Will you show love this Valentine's by helping the Aegis Trust and Kigali Genocide Memorial airlift food to Bangui today? We need your help to get wheels off the ground on the first plane ... TODAY. Donate Now What's happening in [...]

Imam Layama’s passing spurs urgency of peacebuilding in CAR

2020-12-01T12:05:31+00:00December 1st, 2020|Central African Republic|

“The whole team at the Aegis Trust joins with Central Africans in mourning Imam Omar Kobine Layama following his untimely death on Saturday November 28th,” says Dr James Smith, Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust. “A brave and humble leader, his shoes will be hard for anyone to fill, but he leaves behind a legacy [...]