Promoting Human Rights Mechanisms to Prevent Mass Atrocities: Reflections, Challenges, and Ways Forward
History teaches us that mass atrocity crimes can be prevented long before tensions escalate to violence. This virtual panel will explore good practices in bringing national legislations and institutions to international human rights standards with the goal to strengthen the national capacity to prevent the commission or recurrence of mass atrocities.
• Ms. Nanna Krusaa, Senior Consultant and team leader, ethnicity, equal treatment, the Danish Institute for Human Rights
• Mr. Victor Madrígal-Borloz, Eleanor Senior Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program and Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
• Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Former Chairman of the Ghana National Peace Council
• Ms. Savita Pawnday, Deputy Executive Director of the Global Centre for R2P
The virtual panel will be moderated by Ms. Mô Bleeker, GAAMAC Chair and Special Envoy for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of Atrocities, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
It will be followed by by a Q&A session with all registered participants.