This panel will feature civil society experts who will share the experience of their organizations in engaging with national mechanisms or working with political actors to influence and strengthen capacity for implementing the Responsibility to Protect and preventing the domestic commission of atrocity crimes. Presentations will focus on the Tanzanian National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and all Forms of Discrimination; the role of Parliamentarians in preventing atrocities, with a focus on the Canadian All Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity; and the initiatives being undertaken in the Asia-Pacific to develop national initiatives for the prevention of RtoP crimes.
Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation
Rev. Cannon Thomas Godda, Inter-Religious Council for Peace Tanzania, Tanzania
Mr. Kyle Matthews, Senior Deputy Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Canada
Mr. Noel Morada, Regional Director and Senior Researcher, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Australia
Break: 12:30 - 1:00 pm EDT
Angela Bruce-Raeburn joined the Stanley Foundation in 2013 as a program officer overseeing its human protection programming focused on preventing genocide and mass atrocities. Prior to joining the Stanley Foundation, Bruce-Raeburn was the Senior Policy Advisor for Humanitarian Response in Haiti at Oxfam America. In 2004, she was selected by the Rotary Foundation to receive a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for graduate study in peace studies at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Upon completion of the degree in 2005, Bruce-Raeburn received a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study conflict resolution at the University of Bradford in England, completing that degree in 2006. As a Rotary International Peace Fellow, she gained applied field experience as a foreign relations intern at the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) in Georgetown, Guyana. Returning to the United States in 2006, Bruce-Raeburn received a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) fellowship with a work placement in the office of the former CBC Chairperson, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick from Michigan. In the position, Bruce-Raeburn focused on human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Rev. Cannon Thomas Godda
Rev. Cannon Thomas Godda is the Executive Director of the Interreligious Council for Peace Tanzania.
He holds a degree in Divinity from St Paul’s United Theological College and has served in the Diocese of Zanzibar and Tanga since 1987. From 1989-1990, he was a lecturer at St. Mark’s Theological College in Dar es Salaam. He was a founder of the Tanzania Interfaith Forum in 2000. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of Tanzania’s Scripture Union and the Interreligious and International Federation for the World Peace Forum.
Kyle Matthews is the Senior Deputy Director of the Will to Intervene Project at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University. Kyle Matthews is the Senior Deputy Director of the Will to Intervene Project at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University. He previously worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where he was posted to the Southern Caucasus (Tbilisi), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and Switzerland (Geneva). Prior to that he worked for CARE Canada in Albania and later at its headquarters in Ottawa, where he managed various humanitarian response initiatives and peace-building projects in Afghanistan, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. In 2011 he joined the New Leaders program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and the advisory board of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Along with General Romeo Dallaire, Mr. Matthews co-authored the book Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership to Prevent Mass Atrocities. He has advised Members of Parliament on issues related to international peace and security.
Dr. Noel Morada is the current Director of Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Noel is the Director of Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Previously, he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman. In 2005, he was commissioned by the Canadian Embassy in Manila to conduct research on responses to R2P in Southeast Asia. From this research, a R2P Roadmap for the Southeast Asian region was published. He has developed a template for R2P plan of action in directing the Philippines programme of the Centre and has led lectures and seminars on R2P for government officials, civil society groups, and academia in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He has also done research and published on ASEAN external relations, the ASEAM Regional Forum and cooperative security in the Asia-Pacific, as well as human security and human development in the region.
Noel Morada, senior researcher at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, recognizes the challenge of the United Nation's R2P doctrine in Libya and Syria balancing state responsibility and human rights.