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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Alison McGovern, MP & Tom Tugendhat, MP – The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]