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29 April2022
AI and Human Rights ForumJoin this year’s AI and Human Rights Forum organised by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies taking place on 25-29 April 2022.

Our Executive Director Rastislav Šutek will be joining the panel on “AI and the spread of hate speech & propaganda: Challenges and possibilities in the use of AI and its legislative regulation” on 29 April (11 AM GMT-4/ 5 PM GMT+1) together with Raashi Saxena, Global Project Coordinator at The Sentinel Project and Lord Clement-Jones, Member of Parliament (UK) – Parliamentarians for Global Action. The panel will be moderated by Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, GAAMAC Chair.

Learn more about the 2022 AI and Human Rights Forum and its speakers: humanrightsai.ca

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artificial-intelligence-and-human-rights-forum-tickets-313514188377

17:00 CET (GMT+1) online
27 April2022
International Criminal Justice: Feasibility to prosecute Corporations for Core International CrimesOur project coordinator Carlota Maldonado Montserrat will be speaking at Geneva Business Schoolʼs Industry Insights event about international criminal justice and the feasibility to prosecute corporations for core international crimes. Industry Insights are monthly live events where industry experts hold interactive conferences with students and the wider Geneva Business School community.

Join the webinar: gbsge.com/en/news/events/events/industry-insights-carlota-maldonado-montserrat
15:00 CET (GMT+1) online
2 March2022
Seeking justice for MH17 downingJoin us on 2 March for the 4th webinar in the “Countering impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine” project to discuss the efforts done so far to bring justice to victims of MH17 downing at the national and international level as well as key evidence and myths surrounding the crime.

Speakers:
Piet Ploeg, Chairman of Stichting Vliegramp MH17
Eliot Higgins, Founder and creative director of Bellingcat
Margarita Sokorenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the Agent before the ECtHR, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

Moderator:
Rastislav Šutek, Executive Director at Platform for Peace and Humanity

Zoom Webinar ID: 995 3330 9041

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Npuu9yK4QhWFYV0i7CUcvg
18:00 CET (GMT+1) online
17 December2021
Report on international crimes committed in Ukraine since February 2014: Preliminary findingsThe event presents the preliminary findings of the “Countering impunity for war crimes and crimes against impunity in Ukraine: Visegrad Contribution” project.

Speakers:
Agata Kleczkowska (Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Rastislav Šutek (Platform for Peace and Humanity)

Webinar ID: 945 9720 3998
Passcode: 523300
17:00 CET (GMT+1) online

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💡Missed the #IndustryInsights event about #internationalcriminaljustice at @GBSNews with our project coordinator Carlota Maldonado Montserrat?

📌Watch the recording to learn how criminal liability can be imposed on #corporations in #ICL.

https://t.co/x53nXu3SbC
💡Missed the #AI and #HumanRights Forum organised by @MIGSinstitute?
📌In Panel 7 on AI and the spread of #hatespeech & #propaganda, our ED Rastislav Šutek commented on the prohibition of the propaganda for #war and AI content moderation on #socialmedia.

https://t.co/aCRiMGuoKR
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Platform for Peace and Humanity
#WeeklyNewsRecap of 9-15 May 2022

Last week in International #Justice:
➡️ Serbia: Commander of Military Prison Sentenced to Ten Years of Imprisonment for Abusing Prisoners
➡️France: Trial Against Ex-Rwandan Official Laurent Bucyibaruta Commenced
➡️USA: Former President Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges
➡️USA: Haitian Gang Leader Indicted for Kidnapping 17 Missionaries
➡️Ecuador: Clashes in Prisons Call for Comprehensive Reform in the Criminal Justice System
➡️France: Court Orders Investigation into Torture Allegations Against Interpol President Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi
➡️Ukraine: First War Crime Trial to be Initiated Against Russian Soldier
➡️Russia: Five Crimean Muslims Sentenced to Jail for Alleged Membership in an Islamist Organisation
➡️Bosnia: Two Former Policemen Indicted for Wartime Murders
➡️ICC: Closing Remarks to Commence in June for the Gicheru Case

Last week in International #Peace and #Security:
➡️USA: Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on ISIS
➡️FAO & WFP: New Report Reveals “Catastrophic” Levels of Food Insecurity in Afghanistan
➡️Sri Lanka: Right to Peaceful Assembly Should be Upheld by Security Forces
➡️UNHCR: Internal Displacement Worsens in Mozambique Due to the Climate Crisis
➡️UN: Joint Appeal for $10.5 Billion Launched for Supporting Syria
➡️Yemen: Civilians Casualties Has Dropped Drastically Since Truce
➡️Sri Lanka: Amnesty International Urges Authorities to Retract the Excessive Powers Conferred to the Police and Military
➡️Somalia: At Least Four Killed and Seven Injured in a Suicide Attack Near Mogadishu Airport
➡️ICRC: New Project Aims at Expanding Family Reunification Service Capacities
➡️UN: Human Rights Experts Condemn Abu Akleh’s Killing

https://peacehumanity.org/2022/05/15/weekly-news-recap-9-15-may-2022/

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Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
#WeeklyNewsRecap of 2-8 May 2022

Last week in International #Justice:
➡️ USA: Former Police Officer Charged with Murder for Shooting a Boy
➡️USA: Move to Overturn Roe v. Wade Could Set Back Years of Progress in Sexual & Reproductive Rights
➡️Germany: Former Syrian Secret Police Officer’s Appeal in Torture Case Rejected
➡️Haiti: Leader of 400 Mawozo Gang Extradited to the US
➡️Sweden: Hamid Noury’s War Crime Trial Wrapped Up; Jury Verdict Due in July
➡️Iran: Swedish-Iranian National Facing Charges for Spying for Israel to be Executed
➡️UK: Suspected Leader of ‘Systematic Human Smuggling’ Arrested
➡️ECtHR: Romania Ordered to Pay Complainants Compensation for Inadequate Detention Conditions
➡️Eurojust: Council Adopts Mandate To Preserve War Crime Evidence

Last week in International #Peace and #Security:
➡️UN: Prioritise Peace, Stability and Prosperity Across Niger & Sahel
➡️FAO: Deforestation Rate Has Slowed Down by 30 % in Past 18 Years
➡️UN: Increased Politicisation Towards the Work of Journalists and Media Workers
➡️GNAFC: Annual Report Emphasizes Growing Global Levels of Acute Hunger
➡️Amnesty International: The Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Condemns the Abuses of the Militia Leaders in Libya
➡️UN: New Study Emphasises the Gender Implications for Children Caught up in Conflict
➡️Amnesty International: Approximately 3.1 Million People in Syria are Facing a Health Crisis Due to Financial Cuts
➡️China: 18 Fighters and Bombers Were Dispatched into Taiwan’s Air Defence Zone, the Year’s Second-Largest Incursion
➡️UNICEF: Child Protection Crisis Created by Two Months of War in Ukraine

https://peacehumanity.org/2022/05/09/weekly-news-recap-2-8-may-2022/

#intlaw #InternationalLaw #intlrelations #internationaljustice #internationalpeace #internationalsecurity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
💡Missed the #IndustryInsights event about #internationalcriminaljustice and the feasibility to prosecute corporations for core international crimes at Geneva Business School with our project coordinator Carlota Maldonado Montserrat?

📌Watch the recording to learn how criminal liability can be imposed on corporations in international criminal law, holding these global actors accountable for participating in the commission of #humanrights violations amounting to international crimes.

➡️Learn more about the Industry Insights event: https://gbsge.com/en/news/events/events/industry-insights-carlota-maldonado-montserrat/
Platform for Peace and Humanity
International justice cannot be alien to international relations professionals. We will overview the branch of international criminal law from its origins to...
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
💡Missed the #AI and #HumanRights Forum annually organised by Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies?

📌In Panel 7 on AI and the spread of #hatespeech & #propaganda, our Executive Director Rastislav Šutek commented on the legal regulation of the prohibition of propaganda for #war and challenges involved in AI content moderation on #socialmedia.

➡️Find more panel recordings on the Youtube channel of Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, including Panel 7 here: https://youtu.be/u_iI58k5hts

➡️Learn more about the 2022 AI and Human Rights Forum: https://humanrightsai.ca/
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
#WeeklyNewsRecap of 25 April-1May 2022

Last week in International #Justice:
➡️Turkey: Osman Kavala Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
➡️Germany: Trial of Gambian National Accused of Crimes Against Humanity Commenced
➡️Colombia: Former Military Members Confessed to Killing Hundreds of Civilians Falsely Portrayed as Armed Group Members
➡️Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Corruption Charges
➡️Bosnia: State Prosecutors Charged 10 Suspects in the Dobrovoljacka Street Case of 1992
➡️Bosnia: Former Commander Sakib Mahmuljin Sentenced to Jail for Committing War Crimes
➡️US: Former ISIL Fighter Alexanda Kotey Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
➡️Finland: Rebel Commander Gibril Massaquoi Acquitted
➡️Tajikistan: Activist Amriddin Alovatshoev on Trial in Dushanbe

Last week in International #Peace and #Security:
➡️UNMISS: Intensifying Violence in South Sudan
➡️Amnesty International: Persisting Human Rights Violations in El Salvador Amid Emergency Imposed by the Government
➡️UNHCR: Refugee Agency Launches a Response Plan for Assisting Millions of Ukrainian Refugees
➡️UNSC: Conflict in Syria Still Ongoing Even Though not Making Headlines
➡️ECOSOC: UN Under-Secretary-General for Policy Highlighting the Financing Implications for Sustaining Peace
➡️Mali: Authorities Accused the French Army of ‘Spying’
➡️Mexico: New Report Shows Failure to Humanely Receive and Integrate Haitians
➡️Bangladesh: Joint Report calls on the Government and UN to Restore and Strengthen Capacity of Community-Led Schools in Rohingya Camps
➡️Afghanistan: Attack on Mosque on the Last Friday of Ramadan Kills 10 and Injures 20
➡️UNHCR: Spokesperson Calls For Urgent Action Amid Soaring Refugee Deaths at Sea

https://peacehumanity.org/2022/05/01/weekly-news-recap-25-april-1-may-2022/

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Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Issue 3️⃣ of the #PeaceandSecurityMonitor's series "#SouthEastEurope & #BlackSea region" is out!

💡What is inside:

➡️Memory and Monuments in South East Europe and the Black Sea Region
➡️Kosovo Specialist Chambers: Stakeholder Analysis (1/3)
➡️Update on the ICC’s Investigation on the Situation in Georgia: Prosecution Applies for Arrest Warrants
➡️The Road to Gender Equality in Serbia
➡️Deconstructing Russian Propaganda and Disinformation in Romanian Digital Media

📌 Issue 3️⃣ is available for download here: peacehumanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SEE-BSR-Issue-3.pdf

📌Visit the website of the Peace & Security Monitor project at:
peacehumanity.org/projects-and-activities/research/peace-security-monitor

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