Past Events


5-10 November 2017

Organized by the ICRC from 5-10 November 2017, this IHL course is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to familiarize themselves with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict.

Application deadline: 10 September 2017

Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

2 Novermber 2017 

Since the end of August, the Rohingya have been facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Burma. According to the United Nations, more than 500,000 members of this Muslim minority have been forced to flee the violence perpetrated by the Burmese army helped by militias. According to the UN and other expert groups, what is happening in Burma, and particularly in Rakhine State, is "a classic example of ethnic cleansing". 

How can a country in slow democratic transition and led (in part) by a Nobel Peace Prize winner tolerate and even commit this violence?

In order to understand the nature of the current crisis, we must look at the history of this stateless people, the inter-community tensions between Rohingya and Buddhists, and the discrimination they have suffered for decades. Other issues will be discussed during this round table, including the analysis of the process leading to such mass violence and the power of action of the international community of the countries of the Association of South Asian Nations. East or Canada? 

This discussion is organized by MIGS Concordia and Raoul Dandurand Chair of UQAM. The discussion can be held in both languages.

Virginia, the United States

Organized By : Stanley Foundation

Each year the Stanley Foundation convenes its Strategy for Peace Conference on policy challenges in key global issue areas with experts from the public and private sectors who meet in concurrent, autonomous roundtables. Each respective roundtable is intended to generate group consensus recommendations on the aspect of policy that is its focus.

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New York City

By the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

The focus of this joint project is on the role of public and mental health in mass atrocity prevention (that is, large scale and deliberate attacks on civilians, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide). This multi-year initiative will begin to build a body of knowledge, culminating in an edited volume, on how public and mental health policies and practices (that is, actions meant to protect and promote the health of entire societies, and that employ multidisciplinary interventions to address the underlying causes of health and disease) can aid in lowering recidivism of past abuses and the prevention of mass atrocity.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Oct 16, 2017.  Submitters of accepted abstracts will be invited to an onsite workshop at Cardozo Law Institute in New York City in the Spring of 2018. 

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Bucharest, Romania

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

12-13 October 2017

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, held a National Training Seminar for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocity in Bucharest, on October 12-13. The event is AIPR’s first national-level training seminar in Romania with 25 participants drawn from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Justice, Defense, Education, as well as personnel from the Office of the Military Prosecutor and relevant academic institutes.

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