Past Events

Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is organizing a briefing event with Mr. Rais Bhuiyan, who will discuss his experience as the victim of a hate crime in the U.S., as well as his organization World Without Hate through which he works towards the realization of a violence-free world.

Berlin, Germany

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The conference aims to inform the German civil society and European public about the on-going genocide of Rohingya people in Myanmar/Burma. It is hoped that the conference will be able to help influence public opinion, which in turn will demand that the EU leaders take their shared political and human responsibility to make the call: “Never again!” a reality.

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Universal Rights Group

The event will introduce the overall ‘Implementation Agenda’ to national human rights institutions (NHRIs) representatives, underscore the crucial role of NHRIs, and showcase different good practice examples of how NHRIs are currently engaging, and/or are planning to engage, with domestic implementation processes.

The side event will thereby allow for an initial collation of good practice examples, identify common threads, and disseminate and propagate those good practices and principles among NHRIs. This aims to support their unique role in helping turn universal norms into local realities for people on the ground.

London, U.K.

Organized By : Chatham House

By Chatham House

The desire to protect people from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing is a global issue. But once the point of acute violence has been reached, options to respond become limited. During this event, Adama Dieng (UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide), Matthew Rycroft CBE (Permanent Secretary at UK Department for International Development) and Dr Kate Ferguson (Director of Research and Policy at Protection Approaches) will discuss what can be done before mass atrocities are carried out so that governments can focus on prevention rather than response.

Cape Town, South Africa

Organized By : The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

By the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Following the many stories of sexual harrassment and assault by women, LGBTIQIA+ and other marginalised persons and genders, cis-men in particular have responded defensively in an attempt to delegitimise and police the discussion. During this event, frank and open conversations will centre around the following question: How do we reimagine and collectively re-engineer a national consciousness that is characterised by accountability, justice and the full realisation of another’s humanity?

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