The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide

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The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide

"The McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is privileged to host the first major international conference of its kind on the prevention of genocide. From October 11th to 13th, 2007, in Montreal, Canada, The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide will bring together from around the world survivors, witnesses, legislators, diplomats, activists and others whose lives have been forever changed by humanity’s most horrific invention. It represents the first major non-governmental conference on genocide since the United Nations, in 1948, first moved to label and criminalize what Winston Churchill once called “the crime that has no name.” The Conference will open a dialogue between decision-makers and genocide survivors, between the leaders of this generation and those of the next, with the goal of exploring means of preventing genocidal violence, rather than focusing on ad hoc intervention.

"The Conference is made possible by generous support from the Echenberg Family Foundation and is organized by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the McGill University Faculty of Law." [1]

International Young Leaders Forum

"In conjunction with the Global Conference, the Centre is organizing an International Forum For Young Leaders, the first in the Echenberg Conference Series. This unique initiative brings together thirty-six exceptional young people from across the world to be hosted at McGill University for a week-long event leading up to and including the Global Conference, from Sunday 7th October to Saturday 11th October." [2]

Young Leaders

Facilitators [3]

Conference Participants [4]

Contact

Web: http://efchr.mcgill.ca

Resources and articles

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References

  1. The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, McGill University, accessed December 17, 2007.
  2. International Young Leaders Forum, McGill University, accessed December 17, 2007.
  3. Facilitators, McGill University, accessed December 17, 2007.
  4. Conference Participants, McGill University, accessed December 17, 2007.