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Double standards will not serve justice or peace in the Middle East

Writing in The Atlantic following the ICJ’s initial ruling on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel, Aegis founder Dr James Smith questions double standards in the application of international law and highlights the need for legal balance in pursuit of long-term peace in the Middle East. CLICK HERE to read the article now.    

2024-01-27T12:39:08+00:00January 26th, 2024|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Humanity Needed to Defeat Terror in Gaza

In this post (also published in the Jewish News), Aegis Trust Founder and UK National Holocaust Centre President Dr James Smith unpacks the genocidal nature of Hamas ideology, and why it needs a war with Israel in which Palestinian civilian deaths draw more support to its cause. He ends on a note of hope for [...]

2023-10-18T10:22:44+01:00October 18th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

URI and Aegis Trust sign partnership agreement to work together to prevent genocides and mass atrocities

The United Religions Initiative (URI) and Aegis Trust (Aegis) are deeply concerned about recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and several other places where urgent action is required to prevent genocidal violence. Against this backdrop, URI and Aegis announce today their partnership focused on countering mass violence and hate speech across Africa and beyond, aiming to [...]

2023-10-05T14:26:51+01:00October 5th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Jenny Ohlsson: an honour to be Chair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08JyHdToaKk   On becoming Chair of the Aegis Trust Board of Trustees, Jenny Ohlsson, Sweden’s former Ambassador to Rwanda, has been interviewed at Aegis’ birthplace – the UK National Holocaust Centre. She takes over from business leader Peter Whittle, who has held the role for the past three years. “I actually heard about Aegis [...]

2023-06-02T19:25:17+01:00June 2nd, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Female policy-makers from Nigeria train with Aegis on Peace and Values Education

A delegation of Nigerian women involved in national policy-making visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 22 May to pay respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi and participate in a one-day workshop with Aegis on Peace and Values Education. The delegation was taking part in a 5-day study tour of Rwanda for [...]

2023-05-26T15:48:34+01:00May 24th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Rwandan High Commissioner visits UK birthplace of Aegis Trust

Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the UK, Johnston Busingye last week visited the UK National Holocaust Centre - birthplace of the Aegis Trust, which collaborated with Rwandan authorities to establish the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the final resting-place for 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in 2004. Aegis Trust continues to run the Memorial [...]

2023-01-25T13:41:14+00:00January 17th, 2023|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Hate speech and incitement to genocide in D.R. Congo requires urgent response

https://youtu.be/e0W8rDQPXHU   Statement from the Aegis Trust on hate speech and incitement to genocide in D.R. Congo Without urgent action there is a very high risk of widespread violence in D.R. Congo against Kinyarwanda speakers.  Violence is not new in DRC, where over 100 militia groups exist, and where the Congolese army, FARDC, has [...]

2022-06-23T09:58:31+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis statement welcoming UK Bosnia visits, urging further action

The Aegis Trust welcomes the recent series of visits to Bosnia and Herzegovina by high profile UK politicians, and is particularly encouraged by the visit of the UK’s Minister for Europe and North America, the Rt Hon James Cleverly MP. The UK’s decision to help support Bosnia’s threatened election process, a crisis that was playing [...]

2022-06-17T10:03:30+01:00June 17th, 2022|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Emergency meeting on Ethnic and Religious Persecution in India

At 10.30am UK time, Wednesday 9th March, all members of the public are invited to attend an emergency meeting on ethnic and religious persecution in India, being held online by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Genocide Prevention and the APPG on Freedom of Religion or Belief. To attend, register at this link: https://www.bit.ly/IndiaMeeting A joint [...]

2022-03-07T12:54:59+00:00March 7th, 2022|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Join us live to reflect on the Balkan fall-out of Russia’s Ukraine invasion

In the first three episodes of 'Peace at Risk in Bosnia', released by Aegis in December, we explored the roots, context and potential solutions for the present crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where a return to armed conflict is threatened 26 years after the Dayton Peace Accords ended war and genocide in the country. Join [...]

2022-02-28T13:37:01+00:00February 28th, 2022|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments