The McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is privileged
to host the first major international conference of its kind on the prevention
of genocide. From October 11th to 13th, 2007, in Montreal, Canada, The Global
Conference on the Prevention of Genocide will bring together from around the
world survivors, witnesses, legislators, diplomats, activists and others whose
lives have been forever changed by humanity’s most horrific invention.
It represents the first major non-governmental conference on genocide since
the United Nations, in 1948, first moved to label and criminalize what Winston
Churchill once called “the crime that has no name.” The Conference
will open a dialogue between decision-makers and genocide survivors, between
the leaders of this generation and those of the next, with the goal of exploring
means of preventing genocidal violence, rather than focusing on ad hoc intervention.
The Conference is made possible by generous support from the Echenberg Family Foundation and is organized by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the McGill University Faculty of Law.
The Global Conference will take place at the Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West. The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Centre Mont Royal, 2200 Rue Mansfield.
Welcome Message from the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, The Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP