The Making Amends Campaign, with the backing of the NGO branch of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, hosted a roundtable “side event” at the UN. The discussion, held in connection with the Security Council’s open debate on the Protection of Civilians, included delegates from many UN member states, UN officials and representatives from the NGO community. Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch delivered remarks on the dignitarian foundations of the amends concept, while Nikolaus Grubeck, a veteran of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, explained how amends are made in practice. Scott Paul, CIVIC’s Making Amends Campaign Fellow, moderated the conversation.

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