This series of interviews aims at shedding a light on the contemporary challenges to implement the Responsibility to Protect. By that we continue our effort to provide space for scholars and practitioners to express their views on even controversial issues which impede the translation of the RtoP into action. Ultimately here, our goal is to provide space for the views of scholars and practitioners on the role of dialogue in bridging the conflict between universal human rights values and cultural relativism from the perspective of mass atrocity prevention.
The Budapest Centre for Dialogue and Mass Atrocities Prevention shares herewith an interview with researcher Dr. Thomas Peakon the contemporary challenges in mobilizing actors of the Global South to implement the Responsibility to Protect. This interview was made by Dr. Gyorgy Tatar, President of BCDMAP, and Dr. Gary Uzonyi, the senior faculty research fellow of BCDMAP.
In this second episode of the series of interviews, we had the opportunity to exchange with Dr. Karen Smith, the UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protectbetween 2019-2021 This interview was made by Dr. Gyorgy Tatar, President of BCDMAP, and Dr. Gary Uzonyi, the senior faculty research fellow of BCDMAP.
We elaborate on topics such as; the influence of the changing global world order on the implementation of RtoP, contemporary challenges of RtoP, the role of dialogue in advancing consensus on RtoP between Global North and South and the skepticism of the Global South on the activities of the International Criminal Court.
Since 2016, the EU Day Against Impunity (EUDAI) is celebrated on the 23rd of May under the auspices of the Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with the European Commission, the Genocide Network and the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust).
This event aims at raising awareness of impunity related to core international crimes, which encompass the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Furthermore, it is intended to promote national investigations and prosecutions, to formally recognise the common efforts of the EU Member States and the European Union in enforcing international criminal law, to address the position and participation of victims in criminal proceedings for these crimes, and to reinvigorate Europe-wide commitment to the continuing fight against impunity for these crimes.
Watch this year's EU Day Against Impunity by clicking below.
This year, the EUDAI is part of the MLA Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes. The aim of the Diplomatic Conference is to conduct formal negotiations that will result in the adoption of a new procedural multilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance and extradition in order to facilitate better practical cooperation between States investigating and prosecuting core international crimes.The draft Convention also foresees that State parties should establish extraterritorial jurisdiction over these types of crimes when the alleged offender is present on the State party’s territory.
On 16 December 2022, the Budapest Center for Dialogue and Mass Atrocities Prevention, in cooperation with the Second District Municipality of Budapest, planted the third Dialogue Tree in István Bibó Park.
Társadalmi békéhez társadalmi párbeszédre van szükség
2022. december 16-án a Budapest Központ a Párbeszédért és a Tömeges Atrocitások Megelőzéséért a második kerületi önkormányzattal együttműködésben elültette a harmadik Párbeszédfát a Bibó István parkban.
Please feel free to read the article and watch the panel discussion below which raise the awareness that the ongoing religious cleansing in Nigeria is practically genocide, and it is not due to climate change.
The International Community should make concrete steps to halt the mass atrocities in Nigeria.
You can access the article here and the panel discussion