Policy & Advocacy

Home/Policy & Advocacy

Karadžić verdict a victory for survivors of genocide at Srebrenica

The lengthy trial of Radovan Karadžić came to end yesterday, the verdict confirming that he is guilty on 10 of the 11 charges levelled against him. Karadžić has been on trial at the ICTY for participating, between the years 1992 and 1995, in a “joint criminal enterprise” wherein Serb nationalists, with backing from Slobodan Milošević [...]

2016-03-26T08:16:59+00:00March 25th, 2016|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Professor Elim Lokapel, initiator of the Champions Walk for Peace, is laid to rest in Kenya at 48

https://youtu.be/PP9dQEk7bL8 Today Professor Elim Lokapel, formerly the Aegis Trust’s Representative in Kenya and the Principal of Mount Kenya University’s Kigali Campus, is being laid to rest in Turkana, Kenya. He died as the result of a progressive illness, aged just 48. A great believer in the importance of peacebuilding, his comments in the video [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:29+00:00March 17th, 2016|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Yazidi survivor praised by David Cameron for her bravery issues call for international protection

https://youtu.be/Bl6vTQZtgF8 At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 February, two days after Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad shared with British parliamentarians her experience of mass atrocities, torture, rape and sex slavery at the hands of Daesh / ISIS, David Cameron publicly acknowledged her bravery. Responding to a question from Robert [...]

Darfur crisis in spotlight during Holocaust Memorial Day speaking tour by Mukesh Kapila

Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp - is observed in the UK each year as a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust and other instances of genocide. This year, Dr Mukesh Kapila - the Aegis Trust’s Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity and [...]

2016-01-25T17:13:22+00:00January 25th, 2016|Memorial, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Hosted by Aegis, Central African leaders learn from peacebuilding in Rwanda

Initiated by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a high level delegation from the Central African Republic (CAR) was hosted in Rwanda by the Aegis Trust and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission from 11-17 January 2016 to learn from peacebuilding and reconstruction efforts after the Genocide against the Tutsi. The 21-person delegation was led by Dr [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:29+00:00January 25th, 2016|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Burundi crisis: time to support AU’s welcome leadership

19 Dec 2015 – A statement on the Burundi crisis from the Aegis Trust and STAND: the Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities Following the 13 November statement by Aegis Trust regarding the responsibility to protect civilians in Burundi, we agree with the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein that, in regard to [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:29+00:00December 19th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Students campaign for UN veto restraint on response to mass atrocities

On December 13, the Aegis’ UK Youth Department hosted this year’s National Campaign Conference. Dozens of participants from seven different universities met to share ideas, coordinate activities and develop a final strategy for the campaign on UN veto restraint. The campaign will call for the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (P5) to restrain [...]

2015-12-17T12:38:22+00:00December 17th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Students|0 Comments

Genocide Prevention Advisory Network meets in Switzerland

At the invitation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs the GPANet – Genocide Prevention Advisory Network – held its annual meeting in Geneva from November 30th to December 2nd. The purpose of the GPANet is to provide scientifically based risk assessments, analysis of mass atrocities, and advice to all interested parties, including academic [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:29+00:00December 14th, 2015|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis helps Rwandan researchers communicate findings more widely

https://youtu.be/KWyzoNfXuRU The Aegis Trust’s Research, Policy and Higher Education Programme (RPHE) organised a capacity-building workshop for Rwandan researchers from November 26th to 27th. Focussed on publishing strategies and connecting research to policy and media, it was the second event of its kind held by the Programme. Hosted at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the [...]

2015-12-11T14:30:24+00:00December 7th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy, Research|0 Comments

Statement on Papal visit to Central African Republic

The Aegis Trust warmly welcomes the Pope to the Central African Republic, where we are working for the cause of peace with civil society organisations, the Government and faith leaders including Imam Omar Kobine Layama, president of the Central African Islamic Community; Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou, president of the Evangelical Alliance, and Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00November 29th, 2015|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments