APPG Genocide Prevention

Holocaust Survivors join MPs in call for Atrocity Prevention Centre at new Memorial

Holocaust survivors have joined MPs in calling for an Atrocity Prevention Centre to be established at the Holocaust Memorial which will be built in the shadow of Parliament. Their call comes less than a week before Holocaust Memorial Day – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – when events are held across the UK […]

January 23rd, 2018|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

Parliamentary group calls for Westminster Holocaust memorial to include atrocity prevention centre

As the Government today announces the winner of the competition to design Britain’s new £50m national Holocaust Memorial, the Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity have warmly welcomed it, and called for it to incorporate an atrocity prevention centre.

“We’re delighted the Government has chosen to establish a […]

October 24th, 2017|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

Atrocity prevention a key question for this Parliament, say MPs and field experts

With humanitarian crises worsening around the World, atrocity prevention should be a foreign policy priority for the UK – which has the potential to make a much greater difference. So say MPs and field experts who met in the Palace of Westminster on 11 September to discuss ‘Global Britain: the UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention […]

September 15th, 2017|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

Global Britain: UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit

Having newly reconstituted for the 2017 Parliament, the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity is holding an event at the start of the new parliamentary session by invitation (details below). If you would like an invitation for the event, please email appg@aegistrust.org.
Panel Discussion:
• Alison McGovern, MP & Tom Tugendhat, MP – The […]

August 10th, 2017|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

APPG Genocide Prevention: Meeting Minutes 19 July 2017

Minutes of Inaugural Meeting 19 July 2017. 11.00

Alison McGovern MP (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat MP (Conservative) and Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative) continue to serve as Co-Chairs of the APPG.

The Group name was amended to “APPG on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity”. Current aims of the group were confirmed, as well as its thematic […]

July 20th, 2017|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

Aegis calls for effective UK Genocide Prevention Centre as Government announces plan to build Holocaust Memorial in Westminster

Today, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, the UK government plans to unveil the finalists’ designs for the new UK Holocaust Memorial, to be built next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Aegis Trust welcomes the planned establishment of the memorial – a project begun by former Prime Minister David Cameron which led to the founding of the […]

January 26th, 2017|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

Breaking Point: fostering conditions for violence

Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith reflects on the murder of Jo Cox MP and EU referendum campaign through the lens of the recent acts of massive violence.

Yesterday would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday.  What should have been a family celebration was instead an occasion of national grief: a moment in which many again […]

Yazidi survivor praised by David Cameron for her bravery issues call for international protection

At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 February, two days after Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad shared with British parliamentarians her experience of mass atrocities, torture, rape and sex slavery at the hands of Daesh / ISIS, David Cameron publicly acknowledged her bravery.

Responding to a question from Robert Jenrick MP – […]

‘Action for CAR’ campaigners meet UK MPs

On the 23 February a delegation from the Action for CAR Campaign (www.action4car.org) visited Parliament. The campaigners met with Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose who founded and chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on International Freedom of Religion or Belief and Stephen Twigg MP, who chairs the APPG for the Prevention of […]

Case made in Westminster for supporting peace in Central African Republic

Stephen Twigg MP raised concerns in Westminster yesterday about the ongoing situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Twigg is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, the secretariat for which is provided by the Aegis Trust. An Aegis delegation recently met with faith leaders, the […]