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Global Parliamentarians: The Role of the Legislative Branch in Building National Mechanisms for Atrocity Prevention

April 13, 2017 - April 14, 2017

The Hague, Netherlands

This roundtable is co-hosted in The Hague, Netherlands, by the Stanley Foundation, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Although there has been significant progress in the development of best practices for preventing mass atrocities, these crimes continue to devastate societies across the globe. At the same time, nationalism and xenophobia are rising throughout Europe and North America. These trends are very worrying, and they demonstrate the imperative to support strengthening national commitments to the prevention of mass atrocities and engaging in multilateral action to realize peace, stability, and resilience by addressing the risk factors for atrocities wherever they arise.

Participants will engage in a focused discussion on leveraging legislative roles through advocacy, oversight, legislation, and resource allocation, in order to contribute to the development of national mechanisms for atrocity prevention. 

Invitation Only

Contact:
Jai-Ayla Sutherland
563-264-1500
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