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Genocide: Why We Let It Happen: Panel

Event Start: 29th January 2018, 5:00pm

Genocide: Why We Let It Happen

Genocide leaves the darkest stain on the conscience of humanity, yet today we are again witnessing international passivity in the face of the genocide in Myanmar. Why have we failed to learn our lesson from these atrocities and why do we allow this stain on our conscience to continue to grow? With Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27 January, we seek to reflect on how to apply the promise of 'never again'

  • David Sheffer: American lawyer and diplomat who, as US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, helped create the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

  • Alice Musabende : A survivor of the Rwandan genocide, now an expert on the dynamics of peacebuilding in the context of post-conflict countries

  • Mukesh Kapila : As the whistleblower on the Darfur atrocities, he is an expert on genocide prevention and international diplomacy

  • Maung Zarni : A Burmese human rights activist and academic, he has been denounced as an "enemy of the State" for his opposition to the Myanmar genocide

  • Ellen Kennedy : Director at the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide

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