Should we remember genocide?

Timo Leimeister/ April 7, 2017

In December 2003 the General Assembly came together to decide on Resolution A/RES/58/234. This bureaucratic name covers a subject which is not bureaucratic at all: the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. An article by Chairperson Timo Leimeister and Board Member Iason Giannakis Nine years after Rwandan society was shattered by mass violence, the international community established a Remembrance Day, intended to restore the dignity of victims through acknowledgement and commemoration of their suffering.

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How to Define Violence in Aleppo?

Iason Giannakis/ April 6, 2017

There is understandably much use of the term genocide in the discourse around Aleppo. However, when it comes to academic circles it is perhaps advisable to use terminology that more accurately describes the criminal nature of the Regime, and is harder for the Regime’s supporters to contest.

Don’t be a Bystander!

Jacob Agee/ March 21, 2017

When it was decided to build a pipeline through Native American land in North Dakota initial protests from the local Sioux soon gained international momentum and support. Thanks to solidarity and cooperation from like-minded groups all over the world a powerful movement emerged. Even though most people involved were not directly affected by this pipeline, they decided not to look away. We need the same level of engagement regarding the prevention of mass violence.