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Addressing the Many Faces of Complicity in Genocide
Thursday 4 February 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm GMTFree
On 4 February 2021, the APPG on Uyghurs hosted a webinar with the Coalition for Genocide Response and Rene Cassin. The webinar focused on ‘Addressing the Many Faced of Complicity in Genocide’ and heard from two distinguished experts: Dr Tatyana Eatwell, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and Dr Keith Kahn Harris, senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College.
Watch it here:
- Yasmin Qureshi MP and Alistair Carmichael MP, co-chairs of the APPG
- Dr Keith Kahn Harris, Senior Lecturer, Leo Baeck College
- Dr Tatyana Eatwell, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers
27 January marked the Holocaust Remembrance Day (also known as the Holocaust Memorial Day) that was established by the UN General Assembly not only to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust but also to unite all people in the common aim of preventing such atrocities in the future. As we mark the important day, we must recognise that one area that continues to be neglected is the issue of complicity in such mass atrocities as genocide. As the United Nations Special Adviser on genocide prevention, Adama Dieng, explained, ‘The Holocaust did not start with the gas chambers – it started long before with hate speech.” Also, genocide could not happen without the large numbers of people who provide various levels of assistance, including trading and supporting business with the perpetrators to turning a blind eye on the atrocities, allowing impunity to flourish. As such, in order to deliver on the promise of Never Again, everyone must play their role in addressing genocide. It is not a job for states or international bodies only.
The panellists will discuss the different faces of complicity in genocide and what they mean to addressing the crime of crimes.