Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass AtrocitiesIn 2006, a Steering Committee chaired by David Hamburg, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Chairman of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention, and Javier Solana, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, recommended the creation of an International Centre for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Europe. The Hungarian Government responded in a pro-active manner to this recommendation by preparing a Feasibility Study in 2008-2009. Based on the outcome of the study, the Central European University and the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church decided to establish the Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities. It was registered in Budapest on 14 January 2011.
In the Deed of Foundation, the Founders proclaim their commitment to the protection of human rights and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities in any area of the world.
The activities of the Foundation will contribute to a pro-active engagement in preventing genocide and mass atrocities and to the institutionalization of the prevention obligations reflected in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
The Founders believe that the Foundation will also contribute to spreading a culture of prevention of violent conflicts.
The Foundation is open, without any discrimination based on nationality or any other ground, to any international or regional organization, any state party to the UN Charter, the Government of the Republic of Hungary, any national or foreign natural or legal person or other organization who may join it by way of financial or other contribution or pledge, if it accepts the aims and the rules of the Foundation.
In order to accomplish the purposes and the tasks of the Foundation, the Founders decided to establish a Centre in Budapest.
The Foundation makes every effort to obtain financial support for the Centre and seeks the creation of an endowment fund to provide independence and financial sustainability.
Deed of Foundation (2017.)
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2011.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2012.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2013.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2015.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2017.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2018.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, 2020.
The staff of the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention is composed by experts and volunteers.
Dr. Gyorgy Tatar - Chair
Dr. Tatar is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and the Director of the Budapest Centre.
He also leads the Prevention Policy Planning Programme of the Centre and manages several of the projects implemented by the Budapest Centre.
Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini, PhD - Director for Research and Cooperation
The Director for Research and Cooperation is in charge of the research development of the Centre and manages the cooperation with International Organizations, States, NGOs, and CSOs working with the Centre.
Dr. Le Fevre Cervini is also the co-chair of the Community of Practice on Development and Mass Atrocities Prevention at the World Bank’s Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, sponsored by the Centre.
Krisztina Papp – Project manager
Krisztina is the project manager of the Do One Brave Thing and CHAMPIONs projects. She is a psychologist, and she has been working for different NGOs focusing on interculturalism, anti-discrimination, social inclusion, polarization, and radicalization since 2008.
Sophie Smith - Research Assistant
Sophie is a research assistant at the Budapest Centre, where she undertakes research and helps organize events. In this capacity, she primarily focuses on artificial intelligence and climate change through the lens of human rights and the prevention of mass atrocity crimes.
Alongside her work, Sophie is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Sciences Po, Paris, in International Security, where she specializes in the Middle East and diplomacy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Leiden University, The Hague, and has previously interned at KARAMA, a women’s rights NGO focused on the Middle East. Her areas of interest follow international relations and security with an emphasis on radicalization, human rights and the prevention of mass atrocity crimes. In the future, Sophie hopes to pursue a career in the field of security and human rights.
Annual and financial reportsList of Annual and financial reports of the Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention
Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2013
Alapítvány könyvizsgálói jelentés 2013
Annual Report 2014
Independent audit report 2014
Annual Report 2015
Alapítvány Könyvvizsgálói jelentés 2015.
Summary of Activities 2011-2014 – Budapest Centre
Beszámoló és közhasznúsági melléklet, 2016.
Közhasznúsági jelentés, 2016.
Balance-sheet of simplified annual report, 2017.
Beszámoló és közhasznúsági melléklet, 2018.
Közhasznúsági jelentés, 2018.
Beszámoló és közhasznúsági melléklet, 2019.