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May 2014

May 28

MIGS' Statement on the Resignation of Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire from the Senate of Canada

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) thanks Lieutenant-General Dallaire for his public service as a Canadian Senator, and for the many genocide-prevention initiatives he championed while in office. During his time as a Senator, Lieutenant-General Dallaire served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs and founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes against Humanity.

Lieutenant-General Dallaire will continue his advocacy and leadership as the Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University – a position he has held since September 2006. MIGS’ conducts research to uncover the underlying causes of genocide and mass atrocity and proposes concrete policy recommendations to prevent such conflict. As its Distinguished Senior Fellow, Lieutenant-General Dallaire brings his expertise and passion to MIGS’ endeavors. He serves as the Co-Director of the Will to Intervene (W2I) project, which produced a leadership and action plan to help the governments of Canada and the United States prevent mass atrocities. Lieutenant-General Dallaire will be presenting a keynote address at MIGS’ Professional Training Program for the Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes at Concordia University in June.

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies congratulates Lieutenant-General Dallaire on his many accomplishments as a member of the Senate, and looks forward to his future successes and ongoing collaboration with MIGS.

May 5

"This is ethnic cleansing".

Interview with Matthew Smith (Fortify Rights), by MIGS, on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar,Opencanada.org.

May 3

Distinguished Senior Fellow Roméo Dallaire interviewed by Radio-Canada on the situation in the Central African Republic: "Le rôle du Canada à l'étranger"

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