Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism hosts the inaugural Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights entitled Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide in Montreal, Quebec, October 11 – 13, 2007. Details after the jump.

GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE

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October 11th – 13th, 2007
Montreal, Quebec

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is privileged to host the inaugural Echenberg Family
Conference on Human Rights, the first major international conference of its kind on the prevention of genocide.
Bringing together genocide survivors and front-line activists with prominent intellectual, political and civil
society leaders from around the world, this groundbreaking event will shape public debate and policy on humanity┬ĺs most horrific invention.

PROMINENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

– Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire
– Michael Ignatieff, Deputy Leader, Liberal Party of Canada
– Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada
– Jan Pronk, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Sudan
– Francis Deng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
– Juan Mendez, Former Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
– Ben Kiernan, Professor of History and Director of the Cambodian Genocide Program, Yale University
– Hon. Gareth Evans, President of the International Crisis Group
– Brian Stewart, CBC Correspondent
– Salih Mahmoud Osman, Sudanese Human Rights Lawyer and activist
– Martha L. Minow, Harvard Law School
– Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

– Special Opening Night Plenary: Speaking the Unspeakable: Listening to the Voices of Survivors
– Genocide in History: The Onward Progress of Civilization
– Facing History and Ourselves: Imagining a World Without Genocide. (This session is video-linked with the Kigali
Memorial Centre in Rwanda)
– Is Genocide Preventable? The Foreseeability of Mass Violence
– Early Warning: Triggering the UN into Action
– Public Initiative: The Role of Civil Society
– Economics and Genocide: Reconciling Profit and Prevention
– Making Prevention Feasible: Overcoming the Fear of Quagmire
– Accountability for Genocide: Does Criminal Justice Prevent Future Atrocities?
– The Seeds of Genocide: Hate Propaganda and the Banalization of Evil
– Inducing the Will to Act: Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect
– Shaping Public Opinion: The Role of the Media
– Can the ICC help prevent atrocities in Darfur? A conversation with the Chief Prosecutor
– The Challenge of Moral Leadership: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future. (Featuring the Young Leaders)
– Special Multimedia Exhibition: Imagining the Unthinkable
– First International Forum for Young Leaders

REGISTRATION:

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