Newsletter - July 2022
MIGS is proud to be a founding institutional member of The Global Alliance on War, Conflict & Health, which was formally launched on 1 July 2022. The Alliance is a global community aiming to strengthen action on war and conflict as threats to health, and to uphold justice and accountability as the foundations for peace and health.
Congratulations to MIGS Fellow Dr. Ewelina Ochab and Lord David Alton who’s book “State Responses to Crimes of Genocide: What Went Wrong and How to Change It” was recently published.
MIGS is hosting the inaugural meeting of The Global Parliamentary Alliance Against Atrocity Crimes (GPAAAC), a new project created by MIGS in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Canada. This first meeting will bring together civil society experts and parliamentarians to discuss, reflect, and review the situation in Ukraine and identify better approaches to protect Ukrainian civilians. This session is invite only, however if you are interested in learning more about the project please contact MIGS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On World Refugee Day, MIGS joined over 70 other civil society groups to call for urgent measures to protect Uyghurs at risk of refoulement. Read the call here.
As a member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, MIGS supported the statement by the ICRToP regarding the UN General Assembly plenary meeting on the Responsibility to Protect.
In the Media
MIGS Fellow Ewelina U. Ochab wrote an article for Forbes titled “Putin's War Kills At Least Two Children Everyday in Ukraine”.
MIGS Fellow Mark Kersten wrote an article in AlJazeera titled “It’s in Ukraine’s interest to prosecute its own alleged crime”.
Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab wrote an article for Forbes titled “Putin Commits Further War Crimes With Sham Trials of Prisoners of War”.
Lauren Salim wrote an article for the Human Rights Research Center titled “Human Rights Abuses by Canadian-Owned Mining Operations Abroad.”
Dr. Ewelina Ochab published an article on Forbes titled “UK Government Imposes More Magnitsky Sanctions On Putin’s Supporters, Including Patriarch Kirill.”
Dr. Ewelina Ochab wrote an article for Forbes titled “Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - A Threat To Collective Security.”
Mark Kersten published an article in the Globe and Mail titled “Money laundering is not victimless crimes.”
MIGS’ Senior Distinguished Fellow Roméo Dallaire spoke to Global News about Canada’s announcement to establish diplomatic relations with Rwanda. Watch the interview here.
Kyle Matthews is quoted in a La Presse article titled “Rétrocession de Hong Kong à la Chine La longue marche vers la répression.”
MIGS Fellow Phil Gurski interviewed independent multimedia journalist Neha Wadekar about Islamist terrorism in Mozambique. Listen to the discussion here