Newsletter - March 2022
As a member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), MIGS supported the Association’s statement calling on the Russian Federation to cease hostilities in Ukraine, and demanded that governments and international organizations take all steps to stop the war and help Ukraine.
Concordia University featured MIGS John Lemieux Faculty Fellow Liam Maloney’s upcoming work to train students on digital tools to investigate human rights stories.
As a member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), MIGS supported the Association statement calling on the Russian Federation to cease hostilities in Ukraine, and demanded that governments and international organizations take all steps to stop the war and help Ukraine.
MIGS co-signed an open letter calling on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to immediately release her office’s report on grave ongoing human rights violations by Chinese Authorities targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic communities.
MIGS, in partnership with the Principles for Peace, is hosting a stakeholder session on Non State Actors in Stabilization operations. Speakers include MIGS’ Distinguished Senior Fellow Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, Kyle Matthews, Florian Weigand (Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Armed Groups, ODI), Jeffrey Mapendere (Chief Security Arrangements Advisor Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission), Mubin Shaikh (Counter Extremism Specialist, former security intelligence and counter-terrorism operative), Dr. Anastasia Shesterinina (Department of Politics and International Relations, Sheffield University), and Ezequiel Heffes (Thematic Legal Adviser, Geneva Call).
MIGS’ Project Coordinator Marie Lamensch will participate in a conference organized by Global Affair Canada’s Digital Inclusion Lab titled “Le numérique inclusif au service des droits de la personne, de la démocratie et de la diversité culturelle en ligne.”
MIGS, in partnership with the Principles for Peace, is hosting a stakeholder session on Military Actors in Stabilization Operations. Speakers include MIGS’ Distinguished Senior Fellow Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, Kyle Matthews (Executive Director MIGS), Bruno Charbonneau (Royal Military College Saint-Jean), Major-General Stuart A. Beare and Jamie Shea (Senior Fellow for Peace, Security and Defense at Friends of Europe and former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for emerging security challenges at NATO).
Marie Lamensch will participate in the second advisory panel meeting of the Stimson Center new project on digital surveillance and North Korea. Marie has accepted to become one of the six permanent advisors for this 2-year project.
Kyle Matthews spoke at the “Women leaders on the front line of digital hate and violence” conversation hosted by the Embassy of Canada to France in partnership with the French National Digital Council.
MIGS, in partnership with Euromaidan Press and Let My People Go, hosted a Twitter Spaces titled “Ukraine Under Attack: Human Rights under Threat” on the Ukraine Russia Conflict.
MIGS Fellow Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab spoke at the Oxford Forum for International Development.
As part of the Canadian Taskforce to Combat Online Antisemitism's podcast series, MIGS’ John Lemieux student Nadia Trudel interviewed Prof. Marlene Grossman, coordinator of Vanier’s Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide.
MIGS participated in the consultation for the 2022 International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect strategy document.
Lt-General Roméo Dallaire and Marie Lamensch attended the fourth meeting of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace in Berlin organized by the Principles for Peace.
MIGS’ staff met with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Montreal to discuss upcoming collaboration.
MIGS partnered with the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute for the Canada Launch of the Global Terrorism Index. Speakers included the Honorable Chris Alexander (Former Minister of Immigration and Citizenship and Former Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan), Michael Collins (Executive Director of the Americas, Institute for Economics and Peace), Dr. Bessma Momani (Senior Fellow, Center for International Governance and Innovation), Kyle Matthews, and Jessica Duque (Institute for Economics and Peace). You can watch the event here.
Marie Lamensch joined the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) for a Twitter Spaces conversation celebrating women activists who are leading the struggle against online gender-based violence.
MIGS, in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, hosted Twitter Spaces chat for the Canada Launch of the Global Terrorism Index. Confirmed speakers include Phil Gurski (Fellow at MIGS), Kyle Matthews (Executive Director MIGS) and Jessica Duque (Institute for Economics and Peace). You can listen to the discussion here.
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