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Genocide conviction upheld for Ratko Mladić

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 [...]

2021-06-08T16:11:58+01:00June 8th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

Aegis welcomes German recognition of Herero-Nama Genocide

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 [...]

2021-06-01T14:56:50+01:00June 1st, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2021-04-25T09:39:43+01:00April 25th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Justice closer for Darfur with Ali Kushayb in ICC custody

Wanted on 51 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, former Janjaweed commander Ali Kushayb is now in the custody of the International Criminal Court. According to an ICC statement, Kushayb voluntarily handed himself over in the Central African Republic. “Kushayb’s prosecution will be an important step towards justice for Darfur, especially [...]

2020-06-10T21:33:46+01:00June 10th, 2020|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Félicien Kabuga’s arrest welcomed by genocide survivors

Today's arrest of Félicien Kabuga in Paris has been warmly welcomed by genocide survivors in Rwanda – and by genocide scholars internationally. One of the alleged architects of Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in which a million people were murdered, Kabuga is accused of funding the import of arms and machetes used in the [...]

2020-05-16T19:06:01+01:00May 16th, 2020|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Sudan may send Bashir to ICC: justice and peace closer for Darfur

The Sudanese Government’s signal that it may send former President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur has been warmly welcomed by survivors of mass atrocities in the region. “People are jubilant. We never thought this day would come; it’s unbelievable,” says [...]

2020-02-12T07:29:18+00:00February 12th, 2020|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Peacebuilding essential to counter climate-driven conflict

The Aegis Trust’s Chief Executive Dr James Smith and Executive Director Freddy Mutanguha were among the delegates taking part in this year’s Hunger Summit and World Food Prize symposium in Iowa. Bringing together over 1200 scientific experts, policy leaders and food industry executives from more than 65 countries, the symposium is organised by the World [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00October 21st, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Honour for diplomat who paved Cambodia’s road to peace

Twenty years ago today, on March 6th 1999, Ta Mok – the last commander of the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia – surrendered. It marked the culmination of a strategy developed by then US Ambassador Kenneth Quinn to eradicate the guerrilla movement, which he had compared to the Nazis in early warnings sent to Washington [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00March 6th, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Honour for diplomat who confronted genocide

The Steven Krulis Champion of Humanity Distinguished Service Award recognises those who have contributed significantly to the prevention of genocide and to promoting values of humanity. Originally called the Aegis Award, it has been given only once before – to L Gen Romeo Dallaire of Canada in 2002. The Award will be presented to Ambassador [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00February 4th, 2019|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments