Newsletter - May 2019
Save the date: On 3 June, MIGS in partnership with Amnistie Internationale, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Canadian International Council Montreal are organizing #RightsCity 2019. Confirmed speakers and moderators include Roméo Dallaire, Irwin Cotler, Jeremy Kinsman, Adama Dieng, Michael Abramowitz, Jennifer Welsh, Debra Arbec, Joanna Vrakas, Bessma Momani, Shaparak Shajarizadeh, and Yang Jianli. To register see here.
MIGS took part in a number of initiatives to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. MIGS helped coordinate an event organized by Page Rwanda in Montreal at which Marie Lamensch spoke. MIGS in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights co-organized a panel discussion at the Canadian Senate featuring, amongst others, MIGS Senior Distinguished Fellow Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire. MIGS founder Frank Chalk attended the official ceremony in Kigali.
MIGS in partnership with the Conseil des Relations Internationales de Montréal will host a discussion with Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan. Click here to register.
- MIGS hosted “Old Hatreds in a New World: A Panel Discussion on Online Antisemitism” featuring Steve McDonald, director of policy and strategic communications for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Alyssa Blanc (CIJA) and James Rubec (Cision Canada).
- MIGS participated in a press conference announcing a municipal motion tabled by Ensemble Montréal leader Lionel Perez and opposition councilor Marvin Rotrand asking Montreal to join a Canada-wide campaign demanding an end to the genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.
- MIGS in partnership with the Rohingya Human Rights Network endorsed a motion tabled by Senator Marilou McPhedran at the Canadian Senate urging the government to invoke the genocide convention to hold Myanmar to its obligations and to seek provisional measures and reparations for the Rohingya.
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