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Event Speech - International Affairs: Reintroducing Women, Peace and Security

If you missed Chatham House's event "International Affairs: Reintroducing Women, Peace and Security" on March 8, it is now available as a podcast.

This event launched a special issue of International Affairs , Chatham House's leading journal, analysing 15 years of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.

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Citizen Security in Central America: Root Causes and New Approaches

In December, the U.S. Congress approved a big increase in aid to Central America’s “Northern Triangle” countries – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The US$750 million seeks to address the so-called “root causes” of violence that is now so severe that over 111,000 children from these three countries were apprehended in the United States or Mexico, while traveling unaccompanied, just between June 2014 and December 2015.

In this podcast by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the hosts look at the causes of Central America’s insecurity crisis and how the United States has chosen to respond. They look at some of the concerns in Congress and elsewhere about political will, corruption, and human rights, and discuss strategies that can help Central Americans feel safer where they live—without repeating the ineffective and military-heavy approaches of the past.

They are joined by:

  • Geoff Thale, WOLA’s Program Director;
  • Adriana Beltrán, WOLA’s Senior Associate for Citizen Security;
  • José Luis Sanz of El Salvador’s El Faro ; and
  • Héctor Silva Avalos of American University.

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Book Talk 14 – International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate

In this episode of the ACUNS Book Talks Podcast series, Kurt Mills, Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, joins co-host Alistair Edgar to discuss his latest publication, International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa, from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Kurt explains his general interest in the subject of human rights, and increasingly the nexus of human rights and international justice related to situations of mass atrocity crimes. Examining four case studies – Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Darfur – he addresses his own variant of ‘R2P’, in this case ‘R2P3’ (the responsibilities to protect, prosecute, and palliate), and discusses the dilemmas that these responsibilities can create as they may not always be complementary. The podcast concludes with Mills’ thoughts on what his analysis implies for the roles and responsibilities of states, humanitarian actors, and the United Nations.

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Preventing Mass Atrocities: How Can the UN Security Council Do Better?

On Saturday, September 26th IPI, together with The Elders, and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, co-hosted a high-level panel discussion which looked at ways to improve the Security Council’s ability to prevent and halt the commission of mass atrocity crimes.

The Elders, France and the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency (ACT) group at the UN have all called for voluntary restraint in the use of the veto by the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council in mass atrocity situations. Their proposals have received considerable attention in recent months.

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Guatemalan Justice System and Citizen Mobilization Lead to Major Victory in the Country’s Fight Against Impunity

In this podcast, ICTJ’s Marta Martinez speaks with Director of Programs Marcie Mersky about the important steps forward in the fight against impunity at the highest levels and about the political and social turmoil currently facing Guatemala. This podcast was recorded, as the country prepared itself for presidential elections that were held on Sunday, September 6.