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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

How your voice could protect peace at risk in Bosnia

"Now is the time to act. Not in six months, because we will be at war." With this stark warning about the danger of a return to armed conflict in Bosnia, Emir Suljagić - Director of the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Center - opens the Aegis Trust's new 3-part podcast series 'Peace at risk in Bosnia’. [...]

2021-12-17T16:08:41+00:00December 16th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Trust and Srebrenica Genocide Memorial to partner in the fight against Genocide Denial 

The Aegis Trust and Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Centre have formalised a partnership for remembrance, education and the fight against genocide denial with announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) building on their existing informal partnership.  The announcement was made on Sunday 21st November, the 26th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the Bosnian War, [...]

2021-11-26T06:52:22+00:00November 24th, 2021|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

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