Past Events

Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The world's only march against genocide will take place on May 27th in Montréal, Canada, to build political will to prevent mass atrocity crimes and stand in solidarity in commemoration for all victims of genocide.

This march is a part of a broader event, #RightsCity, which focuses on the role Montreal has played in advancing human rights worldwide. As one of the oldest and most inclusive cities in North America, Montreal has a long history of encouraging diversity, protecting human rights and offering shelter to people fleeing persecution. 

Many well-known Canadian and international human rights champions such as Alicia KeysRomeo DallaireSalil ShettyBiram Dah AbeidEnsaf Haidar and Irwin Cotler are scheduled to make an appearance that weekend, as well as members of the Indigenous rights movement of Canada, including Senator Murray Sinclair, and Cindy Blackstock.  

More information can be found at the event homepage.

New York, USA

The UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Mr. Ivan Šimonović will chair the third thematic panel in preparation of the 2017 report of the Secretary-General on the responsibility to protect.

The panel will focus on "Accountability for the prevention of atrocity crimes and UN mandated peace missions."

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organized By : Liberation War Museum

19-21 May 2017

Liberation War Museum (LWM) is going to organize the 5th International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and Justice in May 2017. In this regard, LWM invites scholarly articles from the academicians, researchers, jurists, rights activists, artists and persons associated with the cause of justice for international crimes. We opt to have a parallel event for the poster presentations to encourage the young student and researchers The aim of the conference is to provide both empirical and theoretical insights into the changing nature of international criminal law and international humanitarian law worldwide and to further the efforts for both practitioners and academics the challenges to develop the existing criminal justice system and remedies in the post conflict scenario. The main emphasis for acceptance at this event is based on participants presenting papers which apply to the main themes of the conference.

The birth of Bangladesh, an independent state of the Bengali nation resulted from the nine month long war of liberation in 1971. The brutality of annihilation 3 million people, displacement of 10 million citizens and wide-spread torture, rape and destruction resulted in the genocide of Bangladesh which has become a part of world history, a fact of common knowledge.

This conference aims to link the national justice process with the international community. Please check the conference website for further information,

New York, USA

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation will be celebrating the launch of the third edition of our Booklet on National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes. The event will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the new offices of White & Case LLP in New York City.

This year's publication will highlight the progress of existing and emerging Mechanisms featured in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Booklet, discuss common challenges as well as innovative solutions, and, finally, provide a concluding section that pulls together lessons learned for the atrocity crimes prevention community.

New York, USA

International Peace Institute is streaming a policy forum event on 9 May at 9:00am EST, entitled "The Importance of Multilateralism in Sustaining Global Peace," that will focus on the importance of multilateralism and the role of the United Nations in sustaining peace, promoting good governance, and tackling global challenges from climate change to mass migration.


  • Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Chair of The Elders
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, and member of The Elders
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the World Health Organization, and Deputy Chair of The Elders
  • Mary Robinson, First female President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and member of The Elders.


  • Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations, International Peace Institute

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