CEE Prevent Net Working Paper, October 2019

As part of the project “CEE Prevent Net – Central and Eastern European Network for the Prevention of Intolerance and Group Hatred”, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and prevention practitioners from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia has investigated into advocacy and communication strategies for advancing prevent work in the region. They have reviewed existing strategies and good practices, conducted field work and interviewed about 150 governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in youth affairs and prevention from different professions and ends of the political spectrum.

Their final report offers strategies and recommendations for practitioners and civil society to engage in political advocacy to prevent intolerance, discrimination and group hatred of youth. In particular, these recommendations focus on the possibilities for advocacy under unfavorable conditions in contemporary (Central and Eastern) Europe, such as growing levels of group hatred and right-wing extremism, shrinking civic space or the erosion of human rights standards, media independence and the rule of law, which pose a serious threat to peaceful and democratic societies in the region.

We strongly encourage our visitors to take a look at this report, since it remains strikingly current and useful.

Please download THE REPORT here
The Initiative to establish the Task Force was launched by the Budapest Centre to assess the capabilities of the European Union to prevent mass atrocities. The Task Force was co-chaired by Professor Christoph O. Meyer (King’s College London) and Professor Karen E. Smith (London School of Economics). It was made up of leading European academics, experts and practitioners and produced the ‘Report on EU and Prevention of Mass Atrocities’ which was released at a public event in March 2013 and presented directly to the European External Action Service (EEAS) and other key decision makers in EU institutions and Member State governments.


The core aim of the report was to review the existing tools of the European Union for the prevention of mass atrocities and make recommendations to optimize timely and adequate responses to emerging threats of mass atrocities.

We strongly encourage our visitors to take a look at this report, since it remains strikingly current and useful.

Please download THE REPORT here
ATF2

The African Task Force on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities (ATF) was an 18-month initiative of the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocity Prevention, which analyzed the capacities of five regional organizations in the prevention of mass atrocities. The organizations were selected due to their existing peace and security mandates and architectures, their regional influence in addressing and preventing future crises, and their prior policy focus on the prevention of genocide. They were the following:

  • The African Union (AU)
  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD)
  • The Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)

In the course of the study, the ATF has deployed a mass atrocity lens encompassing phenomena including war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and mass killing, with a particular interest in protecting civilians and non-combatants from violence. The analytical framework deployed in the research is based on three pillars of prevention, including early warning, the operational capacity to respond, and political will. This final report reflects the outcome of desk research and interviews conducted by the members of the task force, as well as the result of five subsequent workshops and bilateral interviews organized with the senior management of the relevant organizations in Africa.

We strongly encourage our visitors to take a look at this research, since it remains strikingly current and useful. Please download the document here, which is also available in French. Plus, you can retrieve further information on the Facebook page of the African Taskforce on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities.

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The Responsibility to Protect: Born out of Necessity. Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. 



(Part 1) The Responsibility to Protect - General Assembly, 70th Session, Informal interactive dialogue, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/part-1-the-responsibility-to-protect-general-assembly-70th-session-informal-interactive-dialogue/5114621384001/?term=genocide&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=2

(Part 2) The Responsibility to Protect - General Assembly, 70th Session, Informal interactive dialogue, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/part-2-the-responsibility-to-protect-general-assembly-70th-session-informal-interactive-dialogue/5115634277001/?term=genocide&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=2

(Part 1) From Commitment to Implementation: Ten Years of the Responsibility to Protect - General Assembly, Thematic panel discussion, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/part-1-from-commitment-to-implementation-ten-years-of-the-responsibility-to-protect-general-assembly-thematic-panel-discussion/4775919833001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

(Part 2) From Commitment to Implementation: Ten Years of the Responsibility to Protect - General Assembly, Thematic panel discussion, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/part-2-from-commitment-to-implementation-ten-years-of-the-responsibility-to-protect-general-assembly-thematic-panel-discussion/4779356554001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

From Prevention to Protection: the Genocide Convention 65 Years On - Panel discussion, UN Web Tv

http://webtv.un.org/search/from-prevention-to-protection-the-genocide-convention-65-years-on-panel-discussion/2915418321001/?term=prevention&lan=english&cat=Human%20Rights&sort=date&page=3

2021 Evans-Sahnoun Lecture on the Responsibility to Protect. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



Intersessional Panel Discussion on Responsibility to Protect - Human Rights Council. UN Web TV.

http://webtv.un.org/search/intersessional-panel-discussion-on-responsibility-to-protect-human-rights-council/6253774624001/?term=&lan=english&cat=Meetings%2FEvents&page=8

An Introduction to the Responsibility to Protect and Atrocity Crimes. Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



Kofi Annan: The Responsibility to Protect 10 Years On: Reflections on Its Past, Present and Future. Centre for International Policy Studies uOttawa.



Responsibility to Protect In Theory and Practice Conference 2021 - DAY 1 - PART 1. Edge Hill University Lectures & Events.



Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference 2021 - Day 1 - Part 2. Edge Hill University Lectures & Events.



Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference - Day 1 - Keynote. Edge Hill University Lectures & Events.



Responsibility to Protect In Theory and Practice Conference 2021 - DAY 2 - Part 1. Edge Hill University Lectures & Events.



Responsibility to Protect In Theory and Practice Conference 2021 - DAY 2 - PART 2. Edge Hill University Lectures & Events.



A conversation with the UN Special Advisers on the Responsibility to Protect. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.



Are Justice, the Responsibility to Protect and Peacekeeping Missions Contributing to Peace?. Centre for International Policy Studies uOttawa.

Peacekeeping

UN Peacekeeping animation - Security and rule of law in the field. UN.



UN Peacekeeping: Challenges from the field today and tomorrow. UN.



Dialogue as a Critical Tool for Peacebuilding: Lessons from Burundi. International Peace Institute.



Is The Future Of Peacekeeping Peaceful? | Shannon Zimmerman. TEDx Talks.



Has the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo failed?. DW News.

Climate Change

Why climate change is a threat to human rights, TED Talk.



Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare, TED Talk.



The Environmental Disaster that is Fuelled by Used Clothes and Fast Fashion. ABC News In-depth.


Why Climate Change Is a Threat to Human rights | Mary Robinson. TED.



The Connection Between Climate Change & Human Rights. Centre for International Governance Innovation.



Impacts of Climate Change on Human Rights. UN Human Rights.

Europe

Anti-semitism: An analysis (Philosophy Tube)



Anti-semitism in Europe (DW Documentary)



How We Become Genocidal: The Holocaust 



The Struggle for Survival of the Roma People: Europe's Most Hated.



Stories of the Kosovo War | Documentary 2019.



France, Islam and Secularism l Start Here, Al Jazeera English.


The butcher of Bosnia (BBC).



Srebrenica Genocide: No Room for Denial (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia).



The Death of Yugoslavia.

 


War on trial: The criminal tribunal for Yugoslavia and international justice (1/2). DW Documentary.



War on trial: The criminal tribunal for Yugoslavia and international justice (2/2). DW Documentary.



Panel Discussion "From Pig Farm to Genocide Memorial: Lety and the Struggle for Recognition of the Genocide against the Roma and Sinti", UN Web Tv

Why We Can Never Accept Russia’s Illegal Attempt to Annex Crimea: OSCE Diplomats. USOSCE.



Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian Territory. Vice News.



Holomodor: Stalin’s Secret Genocide. Roman Kononenko.



Srebrenica massacre - Explained in under 2 min. BBC News.



Twenty Years After Bosnia - Lessons for Today. International Peace Institute.



Holocaust by Bullets: The Early Collaboration to Wipe Out Europe’s Jews. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.



2021 First Person with Holocaust Survivor Estelle Laughlin. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.



A Lasting Imprint: Photos Document a Vibrant Town Destroyed. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.



Young Virgins For Sale - The Controversial Bride Market of Bulgaria. Vice Asia.



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