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Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
May 2013
 
The Centre commenced 2013 with the launch of its re-designed website. We hope you find the design and functionality of the new website much improved. Of particular mention is our Resource Hub page which includes a library of resources on R2P. (…)
 
The Australian R2P Fund Research in Focus booklet was published in December 2012 and is available to download from the website. (…) The 2012 booklet highlights the achievements of the R2P Fund projects.   
 
For recent publications, including Alex Bellamy's recent article on the 2012 General Assembly dialogue, and Sara Davies' commentary on curtailing mass sexual and gender based violence, visit the Centre's publications and In the Media pages.
 
The Centre continues to produce short, crisp Policy Briefs on important issues of R2P concern. The most recent policy brief was written by Noel Morada, entitled Growing Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar and Indonesia.
 
The Centre has also started producing Spotlights on R2P, a collection of speeches, news items and highlights which can be found under Spotlight on the Centre’s home page. (…)
 
From 25-26 February, Noel Morada participated in a workshop and public seminar organised by the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation in New York. The workshop and seminar, entitled "Deconstructing Prevention: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Mass Atrocity Prevention", examined various issues and challenges related to prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. Presenters and participants included scholars, diplomats, civil society, and practitioners from the United Nations and those involved in peacekeeping operations.
 
As a member of the newly formed network of feminist academics, Women Peace and Security Academic Collective (WPSAC), Sara Davies was involved in a panel discussion, Women, Peace and Security 8 Days of Activism, at UQ on 1 March.
 
From 18-20 March, Noel also participated in a high-level working meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on Prevention of Atrocities jointly organised by the foreign ministries of Switzerland and Tanzania. The main objective of the meeting was to develop a concrete and pragmatic reflection of various approaches to developing national strategies for mass atrocities prevention. (…)
 
On 21 March the Institute for Social Science Research hosted a book launch for Bryn Hughes, Charles T. Hunt and Jodie Curth-Bibb on their new book ‘Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International Policing: Learning from Complex, Political Realities’. (…)
 
On Wednesday 24 April the Centre hosted a Roundtable on Extending gender justice to post conflict states. Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Louise Chappell (University of New South Wales) discussed the ICC’s complementarity regime, focusing on its problems and its prospects for improving gender justice. 
 
 
 

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