Kwibuka20: Remember, Unite, Renew

  On February 26, 2014, the GPG in partnership with the Rwandan High Commission in Ottawa and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights officially launched Kwibuka20 in Canada.   The Honorable Senator Don Meredith and the Honorable Irwin Cotler participated to this commemoration on behalf of the GPG. Honorable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and the […]

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The threat of extinction faced by indigenous communities in Colombia

According to international reports, Colombian indigenous communities are too often the forgotten victims of the conflict between the local government and armed groups, creating an imminent risk of extinction of these communities in Colombia. At least 27 indigenous groups are at risk of extinction according to the Constitutional Court of Colombia. The National Indigenous Organization […]

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The Honorable Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow’s Official Visit to Ottawa

“We need international criminal justice to ensure there is national and international peace – these crimes always have international consequences, they go across borders.”  – The Honourable Prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow Prosecutor Jallow carried out a four-day official visit to Ottawa from Dec 9 to Dec 12. During his visit, the Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow […]

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Dr. Mukesh Kapila

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity hosted Dr. Mukesh Kapila, former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan, for a presentation entitled “How can Parliamentarians do more to prevent mass atrocities? Lessons from the first genocide of the 21st Century”. In particular, he will focus on […]

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Ambassador Traore Ami Diallo: Mali

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity hosted Her Excellency Ambassador Traore Ami Diallo for a presentation concerning the situation in Mali. The Ambassador provided an overview of the situation in Mali, which she described as steadily worsening. She noted in particular the influence of groups (such as […]

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“Responsibility While Protecting”

The GPG held a discussion in anticipation of the 2012 UN General Assembly debates on the Responsibility to Protect in order to inform Parliamentarians and the public about the Brazilian initiative entitled “Responsibility While Protecting”. Speakers at this event included His Excellency Piragibe dos Santos Tarrago, Ambassador for Brazil to Canada, and Dr. Simon Adams, […]

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