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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

70 years after UN Genocide Convention, survivors call for justice in the UK

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the UN General Assembly on this day seventy years ago. However, despite the success of a campaign led by the Aegis Trust nine years ago to close legal loopholes on genocide suspects living in the UK, there has yet to [...]

Swedish pride in peacebuilding success

Ambassador Helena Rietz, now Head of the Africa Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign affairs, today expressed Stockholm’s pride in the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding education work in Rwanda - for which the Swedish Government has provided significant support.  Ambassador Rietz was visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda for the second time. Having previously [...]

Aegis Award for diplomat who helped eradicate the Khmer Rouge

On the day that leaders of the Khmer Rouge have finally been found guilty of genocide, the Aegis Trust is pleased to announce an award for the American diplomat who warned of their threat in advance, assisted their victims, and ultimately helped drive the Khmer Rouge from Cambodia. The Aegis Trust will honour Ambassador Kenneth [...]

Aegis launches exhibition with UNITAR in Geneva

At the Palais des Nations, the UN’s Geneva headquarters, the Aegis Trust yesterday launched a new exhibition in partnership with UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Titled ‘Education for Peace: Preventing Genocide at its roots’, the exhibition considers how humanity can be eroded in a society to the point of mass atrocities. [...]

Aegis Trust Receives the Raphael Lemkin International Award

On 13th April 2018, Aegis Trust was honoured to receive the second edition of the Raphael Lemkin International Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to fighting genocide and other mass atrocities, in particular by educating the young generation in Rwanda through its Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda programme, and commemorating and honouring the victims [...]