Paris Peace Forum: Scaling up the documentation of war crimes

The sixth edition of Paris Peace Forum kicked off at the Palais Brongniart in downtown Paris at November 10th. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee was one out of almost 500 who was handpicked for the so-called Scale-up program.

“Too often those responsible for war crimes and other human rights violations go unpunished”.
These words were the words Lene Wetteland used to begin her speech at the closing ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum, being cheered up on stage.

The team from the NHC was initially elected to showcase the project at the Paris Peace Forum, but was later informed that they were picked out for the scale-up program. This means that the Documentation and Accountability Hub (DAH) of the NHC will be get counselled by high-profile mentors for one year, but they will also become part of a dynamic project network.

Lawyer and senior adviser of the DAH team Ani Pashalishvili was thrilled to learn the news.
“We are so delighted and grateful that our project Justice for Victims in Ukraine has been chosen for the Paris Peace Forum Scale-Up Program. We are sure that this collaboration will strengthen our work and contribute to the realization of our goals.”

Lene Wetteland, head of NHC’s Documentation and Accountability Hub, in a panel discussion.

The forum itself was organized with a combination of booths, where you could meet the different organisations, and different stages, where you could listen in on a variety of projects and actors.

The most prominent persons at the forum were probably the president of, France Emmanuel Macron, and former prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. Additionally, NHC’s very own Lene Wetteland took part in a panel with the headline “Technology that saves lives – Digitizing civil society as a global emergency”.

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Lene Wetteland

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Ana Pashalishvili

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Lasse Thomassen

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