Past Events

Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

On the 70th anniversary of the UN adoption of the Genocide Convention, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia, in partnership with the Montreal Holocaust Museum, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and the Alliance for Genocide Awareness and Remembrance, are hosting a public event in honour of the International Day for the Prevention of Genocide. Speakers include the Honourable Allan Rock, former Canadian Minister of Justice and Ambassador to the UN, as well as several survivors of genocide and atrocities, including Éloge Butera, Eva Kuper and Ketty Nivyabandi.

Participants must register for the event.

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Philippe Sands QC will close the symposium “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Historical and Juridical Perspectives” with a lecture on The UDHR and the Genocide Convention at 70.

The event will take place on 5 December from 6:15pm at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva. Interested participants should register their attendance.

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practicing barrister at Matrix Chambers. He has acted as Counsel before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, and sits as an arbitrator at ICSID, the PCA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is the author of East-West Street (2016), for which he received the European Book Price this year. He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Financial Times and The Guardian


Geneva, Switzerland

Each year, a host of events dedicated to international peace are held during an entire week in Geneva. This year, Geneva Peace Week will take place from 5 to 9 November. Geneva Peace Week 2018 emphasizes the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice.

The full program with all events can be found here.

Geneva, Switzerland

Since 2006, the Human Rights Council has developed innovative investigative mechanisms to respond to many of the gravest conflicts occurring today, and to promote accountability for violations of international law. Yet the situations in these countries continue to deteriorate, and justice for victims of atrocities remains negligible.

This conference will provide an opportunity for States, non-governmental and civil-society organisations and practitioners to reflect upon the influence of investigative human rights mechanisms concerning atrocity prevention and accountability, discuss best practices, and explore how to improve their efficiency.

New York, USA

Organized By : Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is organizing a panel discussion on women's meaningful participation in political movements and electoral processes on the occassion of the 18th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, and will bring together women peace leaders from around the world.

To RSVP, please send an email to

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