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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

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