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Aegis regional director receives peace award in the Hague

https://youtu.be/wQ6TTQP0IPc The Aegis Trust’s Regional Director in East Africa, Freddy Mutanguha, was honoured in the Hague on Monday at the inauguration of the Peace, Justice and Security Foundation, which aims to stimulate and support more inclusive public and institutional dialogue on these issues. At the gala, Mr Mutanguha was presented with the inaugural Peace, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:28+00:00September 7th, 2016|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Breaking Point: fostering conditions for violence

Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith reflects on the murder of Jo Cox MP and EU referendum campaign through the lens of the recent acts of massive violence. Yesterday would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday.  What should have been a family celebration was instead an occasion of national grief: a moment in which many [...]

Former UN Sudan chief urges arrest of Bashir if he visits Uganda

According to reporting in Sudan’s media, the country’s president – Omar Bashir – is to pay an official two-day visit to Uganda this week for talks with Yoweri Museveni on relations between the two countries, set to follow Museveni’s inauguration on Thursday for his fifth term of office. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued [...]

2016-05-11T12:51:08+01:00May 11th, 2016|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

How lessons from Rwanda are saving lives in South Sudan

During a recent visit to the UK to speak at a conference in London, Nicholas Aru Maan – co-founder of the South Sudan Youth, Peace and Development Organisation (SSYPADO) paid a visit to the UK’s National Holocaust Centre, birthplace of the Aegis Trust, and gave an on-camera interview about the life-saving impact of partnership [...]

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