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Dear Foreign Secretary,
We, the undersigned, write as representatives of UK-based civil society organisations that work, in many different ways, to reduce the risk of mass atrocities worldwide. In somber reflection on the seventy years that have passed since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention, we write with regards to UK contributions to the growing challenge of atrocity prevention.
Full text of the Valedictory Address by Dr Mukesh Kapila, Special Representative of the Aegis Trust and Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester, UK at the Fourth International Roundtable Conference at the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, India, “Structuring Peace: the State and Conflict Transformation: prospects and challenges in South Asia”, 17-18 April 2012.
Ever wondered why so few suspected war criminals are ever brought to justice? The Enforcement of International Criminal Law, by Justice Richard Goldstone and others, sets out a plan for how to reform both the 'architecture' (e.g. new treaties) of international criminal law and its 'plumbing' (e.g. specialist war crimes units).