Inhumanity in Tigray and beyond: Context and responsibilities. What can be done? Public debate organized by the Sant’Anna School, together with the NGO United Against Inhumanity and in co-operation with the press agency DIRE. Rome on 26 October 2021, 5 pm

Since the end of 2020, appalling atrocities are being committed against civilians in the Ethiopian region of Tigray and beyond. The actions of Ethiopia, Eritrea and non-State actors have created a crisis with devastating humanitarian consequences, with at least 2 million displaced.

The UN and other International Organizations have been unable to stop the fighting and secure access to those in need of help. In order to understand what options are available to halt the conflict and mitigate the suffering, it is key to understand its root causes, the actors involved and the legal framework applicable.

To this end, the Dirpolis (Law, Politics, Development) Institute of the Sant’Anna School, together with the NGO United Against Inhumanity and in co-operation with the press agency DIRE, is organizing a public debate. Speakers will include academics and humanitarian practitioners with a specific expertise on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. The event will take place in Rome, at the press room of DIRE (Corso d’Italia 38 a) on 26 October 2021, starting at 5 pm. It will also be streamed on the Zoom platform.

To attend (live or remotely) please write to italy.uai@gmail.com. Join us with Zoom HERE.

 

The programme of the event is as follows:

Moderator:

Alessandra Fabbretti, Journalist Agenzia DIRE.

Speakers:

Alex de Waal, Executive Director at the World Peace Foundation, Fletcher School, Tufts University, Starvation in Tigray: Causes and Culpabilities;

Gabriella Venturini, Professor Emerita of International Law, University of Milan, Challenges in establishing responsibility for the crimes committed (in Italian);

Antonio Donini, Co-founder of United Against Inhumanity, Why inhumanity in Ethiopia concerns us all (in Italian).

 

Simultaneous Italian-English translation will be available.

Locandina
06.10.2021

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