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This booklet contains the proceedings of an event co-organized by the ICRC and the World Jewish Congress to mark 70 years since the end of the Shoah.
The discussion provided an occasion to share lessons learned by the ICRC and the international community in terms of the development of legal and political tools to prevent and respond to large-scale atrocities.
The historical perspective paved the way for a forward-looking reflection on genocide prevention and civilian protection. How far have we come since the end of the Shoah in 1945 and the subsequent drafting of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and how far do we still have to go?