Newsletter - October 2023
MIGS signed a “Joint Call to Advance Gender Justice in the Draft Crimes Against Humanity Convention”, together with organizations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
MIGS is one of over 180 signatories of the “Global statement to stop facial recognition surveillance”, which calls on state authorities and companies to stop using facial recognition for the surveillance of publicly-accessible spaces and for the surveillance of people in migration or asylum contexts.
MIGS Fellow Mark Kersten will participate in the workshop titled “Transitional Justice For and By Children and Childhoods” at the University of Saskatchewan.
Student Fellow Tim William Zøllner will attend the roundtable “Historical Memory and Hate in Today’s Canada and Germany” in Ottawa, hosted by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
MIGS is hosting the event “Feeling the Chill: Arctic Governance Amid Russia's War on Ukraine” in collaboration with the Conseil international du Canada (CIC Montreal).
MIGS Fellow Diego Osorio will speak at the 2nd Annual Montreal Climate Security Summit on November 1-2, 2023.
Kyle Matthews is speaking at Parliamentarians for Global Action’s 44th Annual Forum dedicated to “Preserving Women Parliamentarians’ Leadership in the Face of Cyber Harassment and Attacks”.
Kyle Matthews traveled to New York to meet with partners and to participate in numerous UN General Assembly side events, including those organized by UN Women, the Obama Foundation, the BMW Foundation, Parliamentarians for Global Action, the Atlantic Council, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, amongst others.
MIGS hosted the photo exhibition and conference “Capturing the Uyghur Genocide through the Lens of Colonialism” in collaboration with the Uyghur community in Canada.
Marie Lamensch spoke on the panel “Régulation et encadrement de l’IA: Quels risques et opportunités?” at the Forum sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet au Québec, organized by the Société Internet du Québec.
Kyle Matthews spoke on the panel “The 2025 Canadian presidency of the G7: What are the digital policy priorities?” at the Canadian Internet Governance Forum.
MIGS Student Fellow Tim William Zøllner spoke with Robert L. Ivie (Professor Emeritus in English, Rhetoric and American studies, Indiana University) about war rhetoric in the newest episode of MIGS’ Human Rights Talks.
Joanna Cook talked on "Gendered Considerations in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returnees from Iraq" at the Hedayah's Annual Research Conference, organized by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism and the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.
MIGS partnered with the Taro Group, Paramount Pictures and Apple TV for the upcoming release of "Killers of the Flower Moon", directed by Martin Scorsese.
Kyle Matthews and Marie Lamensch attended the Celebration of the Day of German Unity organized by the Consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany in Montreal.
In the Media
Joana Cook was a speaker on the podcast episode “The role of OSINT in understanding VEOs”by Janes Intelligence.
Ewelina Ochab published an article titled “Fighting for freedom of speech – Jimmy Lais’ 1000 days in prison” in Forbes Magazine.
Marie Lamensch is quoted in a La Presse article titled “Le conflit s’enlise, la crise humanitaire s’aggrave”.
Dr. Ewelina Ochab wrote an article titled “In midst of atrocity crimes in Ukraine will Russia be allowed to rejoin UN Human Rights Council?” in Forbes Magazine.
Kyle Matthews comments in the article “Jewish, Palestinian Montrealers anxiously follow developments in Hamas-Israel conflict” by CBC.
Phil Gurski wrote an article titled “Is it really possible to ‘defeat’ a terrorist group?” for his blog.
Ewelina Ochab wrote an article “What will happen to the evidence of Daesh atrocities against the Yazidis” in Forbes Magazine.
Phil Gurski published the podcast episode: “What to make of a jihadi terrorist who thinks ISIS has it right?”.
Dr. Ewelina Ochab wrote the article “Violence Against Women And Girls Is One Of The Most Widespread, Persistent And Devastating Human Rights Violations” for Forbes Magazine. She also wrote an article titled “What Will Be The Response Of The International Criminal Court To The Situation In Palestine And Israel?” for Forbes.
Marie Lamensch is quoted in the article “Quand le pacifisme fait le jeu de la propagande chinoise” by Pivot Québec.
MIGS’ Montreal International Security Summit was mentioned in an interview with Ken Roth titled “Il faut qu’on parle d’Israël (avec nuance)”.
Marie Lamensch is quoted in the article ”How Russia’s liberal tech companies became the foundation of Putin’s war effort” published in The Kyiv Independent.
Phil Gurski published a podcast episode titled “The implications of the heinous Hamas terrorist attack on Israel”.