The International Convention on Combating Group Violence (Group Violence)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2009||End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2009|
|Registration Date: Sep 24, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 17, 2009|
|Paper Submission Date: Sep 20, 2009|
Group Violence, in its multiple forms, receives a high degree of public attention. Violent conflicts between nations and groups, state and
group terrorism, rape as a weapon of war, the movements of large numbers of people displaced from their homes, gang warfare mass
action and mass hooliganism â€“ all of these occur on a daily basis in many parts of the world. The effects of these different types of
events on health in terms of deaths, physical illnesses disabilities and mental anguish, are vast. At any time research tells us that there
are more than 200 elements of group violence taking place. Group violence in any democracy poses problems in terms of human rights,
and law enforcement officers are sometimes loath to take action because of these pressures and related mass media attention.
Globally we face a volatile situation when it comes to poverty, unemployment and effectively implementing democracy which all play
key roles in the up rise of group violence. Past and recent events have proven that group violence is still rife in many parts of the world.
A.I.I will be hosting itâ€™s first ever INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON COMBATING GROUP VIOLENCE conference, taking place on South
African soil. The focus point of this event is to discuss the past, the present and the future of group violence. Now in its 21st century we
are still faced with growing civil unrest, which will eventually push people into using alternative persuasive measures in achieving their
goals. The question is, what will these alternative persuasive measures lead too?
This conference is aimed at bringing key subject experts together to discuss the nature of group violence, why it takes place, how to
identify potential cases of group violence, prevent, monitor and combat group violence.As well as focusing on the negative impact on a
countries economy, disaster management, the effects of group violence on human rights, the involvement of justice on group violence as
well as identifying the impact on industry sectors.