April 21st, 2017: 5th Annual Youth Conference on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities “Youth Facing Hatred: How Hatred Leads to Atrocities”

5th Annual Youth Conference on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities “Youth Facing Hatred: How Hatred Leads to Atrocities” Friday, April 21st, 2017 Residence Commons, Carleton University, Ottawa Norm King, an Ottawa activist successfully petitioned MP Paul Dewar to put forward a motion and created Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action […]

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Canadians respond to where and how government spending for the Responsibility to Protect civilians at home and abroad: GPG and Irwin Cotler convene in a round-table in Parliament with survivors of Burundi, Rwanda, Syria alongside parliamentarians, veterans, and UN experts in Canada’s role in Conflict Transformative approaches.

On Tuesday March 21, 2017, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and other Crimes Against Humanity (GPG) hosted its first major public event of the year on Parliament Hill from in Centre Block. The event, titled Canada’s Role in Conflict Transformation in Understanding Genocide Prevention and other Crimes Against Humanity – Cases […]

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2016 Annual General Meeting

The following meeting took place on November 30, 2016. Introduction by Ali Ehsassi MP Ehsassi introduced the GPG MP Laverdière made remarks about future directions MP Sahota shared her passion for human rights from her background in law Call to Order of the AGM Selection: Executive Members New members ratified unanimously: Moved by MP Wrzesnewskyj […]

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2014 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the group took place on November 25th, 2014. At this occasion we received Steve Cornish, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Canada, and Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Programmes for UNICEF. Summary of Presentations: Humanitarian action – Save lives and protect rights – Address […]

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Terrorism and Non-State Actors

On May 5th, the group held a conference on Terrorism and non-state actors. We had the honour of receiving Jabeur Fathally, professor of International law at the University of Ottawa, who talked about ISIS, and John Adeyefa, President of the Nigerian-Canadian Association of Ottawa, who talked about Boko Haram. A Yezidi delegation was also present […]

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Youth Conference for the National Day of Remembrance and Action against Mass Atrocities

April 23rd was the National Day of Remembrance and Action against Mass Atrocities. The GPG collaborated with Norman King and students from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on a Youth Conference for Secondary schools in the Ottawa region. Summary of Youth Conference: Dr. James Orbinski, former president of the MSF International Council and professor at […]

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Post-Conflict Justice in Rwanda and Guatemala

On March 26th, the group held a conference on Post-conflict justice. We had the honour of receiving Oscar Gasana, mediator and professor of mediation at Saint Paul University, who talked about the Rwandan situation, and Guillaume Charbonneau, project manager for Inter Pares’ Latin America team, who talked about Guatemala. Summary of Presentations: Oscar Gasana, Mediator […]

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Minority Groups and Conflict

The group held a conference on Minority Groups and Conflict on February 5th 2015. We had the honour of receiving Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, who talked about Colombia, and Orest Zakydalsky from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Professor Richard Foltz was unfortunately unable to attend to present on Yezidis but a copy […]

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