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Media coverage January-June 2020

Posted on August 7, 2020

January 17

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a picture of his meeting with MIGS Distinguished Fellow Romeo Dallaire during which they spoke about Canada’s commitment to end work with its allies to promote peace and security.

January 20

Phil Gurski published an article in The Hill Times titled “I guess Denying Holodomor is okay with some Canadian Academics.”

January 23

MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The International Criminal Court of Justice Orders Myanmar to Protect the Rohingyas from Genocide.”

January 27

Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “Why Challenging Holocaust Denial and Distortion Matters.”

February 3

MIGS Digital Fellow Mark Kersten published a piece in OpinioJuris titled ICC and Palestine Symposium: ‘Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere’ – Palestine, Israel, and the ICC.

February 11

MIGS’s Distinguished Director Romeo Dallaire spoke to the CBC’s The Big Fix about the need for Canada to reject isolationism as a foreign policy.

February 25

MIGS’ Senior Distinguished Fellow Roméo Dallaire published a review of Linda Melvern’s book Intent to Deceive in The Globe and Mail.

March 1

Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled Is The ICC Finally Heading Towards Justice For Darfur, Sudan, At Last?”

March 6

The Lowy Institute published a review of MIGS Fellow Joana Cook’s book A Woman’s Place: Counterterrorism since 9/11.

March 11

MIGS’ Executive Director Kyle Matthews spoke to CTV news about the battle of Idlib in Syria and the failure to protect human rights.

March 16

Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “Russia Continues To Conflate Freedom Of Religion Or Belief And Extremism”.

March 20

Roméo Dallaire was quoted in a TVA Nouvelle article titled “Nous sommes au combat!- Roméo Dallaire”.

March 27

MIGS Fellow Naomi Kikoler was quoted in the ABC News article titled “Fears grow over coronavirus outbreak devastating refugees, civilians trapped by war”.

March 31

MIGS Digital Fellow Anne Speckhard published an article in Homeland Security Today titled Kimberly Pullman: A Canadian Woman Lured Over the Internet to the ISIS Caliphate”.

April 6

Kyle Matthews was interviewed by CTV News concerning the exacerbated complications of physical distancing and other issues experienced by refugee populations in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

MIGS digital fellow Phil Gurski wrote an article for The Hill Times titled “Peace in Afghanistan? Not likely in our time.

April 8

MIGS Digital Fellow Marc-André Argentino co-published an article for the Global Network on Extremism and Technology titled “The COVID Conspiracy Files”.

April 12

MIGS Digital Fellow Marc-André Argentino published an article for Salon titled “QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat”.

April 22

Kyle Matthews co-wrote an article in The Conversation titled “China must not shape the future of human rights at the UN”. See the same article in French here.

May 11

MIGS Fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “The Hidden Victims Of Covid19: Human Trafficking And Modern Day Slavery.”

June 10

MIGS fellow Fannie Lafontaine was quoted in an article in La Presse titled “Les échos canadiens de George Floyd”.

June 15

MIGS digital network fellow Ewelina Ochab published an article in Forbes titled “ Is Genocide Happening In Nigeria As The World Turns A Blind Eye?

June 22

MIGS Fellow Michael Petrou co-published an article for The Globe and Mail titled “Man killed in weekend shooting in Ontario linked to Liberian war crimes”. See here for a transcript of the interview Michael Petrou did on the topic with CBC’s As It Happens.

June 24

Roméo Dallaire participated in a virtual address for the annual D'Arcy McGee medal ceremony, honoring outstanding achievement in community involvement.

June 29

Kyle Matthews was quoted in an article for Radio Canada International titled “Repatriate Canadian former ISIS fighters and family members, rights group urges”.

MIGS Project Coordinator Marie Lamensch spoke to Radio-Canada about Human Rights Watch’s report on dozens of Canadian men, women and children detained in Syria because of their suspected links to the Islamic State.

MIGS Fellow Mark Kersten published a blog post for Justice in Conflict  titled It’s About Time: Calling on the ICC to investigate Atrocities Perpetrated by former DRC President Kabila.

July 6

Marie Lamensch commented on Bob Rae’s appointment as Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations on Radio-Canada.


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