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December 9, 2016

Statement by Professor William A. Schabas
International Lawyer and Board Member of the Zoryan Institute

On 9 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations, sitting in Paris at the Palais de Chaillot, unanimously adopted the Convention on the Prevention and P...

August 30, 2016

“Genocide is not an accident; it is a choice. It occurs because human beings make it happen and let it happen” says Roger Smith, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies’, in his closing remarks followi...

May 4, 2016

Toronto --- Joyce Apsel, Course Director of Zoryan Institute's GHRUP welcomes new scholars, Dr. Andrew Woolford, Dr. Stephan Astourian, and Dr. Hazel Cameron to the faculty this year, as it approaches the 15th anniversary of the course, held annually at the University...

April 22, 2016

Genocide Studies International (GSI) is a journal dedicated to the research, analysis and information of genocide and gross human rights and various approaches to preventing them. It strives to raise awareness of the necessity of genocide prevention and the promotion...

March 12, 2016

MONTREAL – A conference sponsored by the Zoryan Institute was held March 8-9 at McGill University's Faculty of Law to examine the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and possible ways to implement its findings.

Titled “From Truth to Reconciliation...

February 26, 2016

Members of the New Board of Directors of the Zoryan Institute forecast Gross Human Rights Violations and even Genocide as a result of Climate Change, Accelerating Population Growth,Increased Resource Scarcity, and Socio-Economic Conflicts

Toronto, February 2016 – At its...

January 26, 2016

You may recall that last September, Dr. Payam Akhavan, Professor of law at McGill University, acted as the Zoryan Institute’s legal advisor in submitting an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in regards to the Perincek vs Switzerland case.

Dr. Akhavan re...

December 9, 2015

Today, December 9, 2015, marks the first International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of the Crime of Genocide and Prevention of this Crime, per a resolution adopted by the United Nations. It is the 67th anniversary of the United Nations Genocide Conventio...

November 18, 2015

George Shirinian, the Executive Director of the Zoryan Institute, is one of four Armenian Genocide scholars who received awards from Lucie Gharibian, chairwoman of the Armenian Certified Teachers’ Association of Ontario. The other recipients were Isabel Kaprielian-Chur...

November 17, 2015

(L-R) Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Joyce Apsel (New York University), George Shirinian, Mark McGowan (University of Toronto) from the University of Naples

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) pa...

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