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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...

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...

September 3, 2015

A Symposium at the University of Toronto

October 22, 2015

States have many tools at their disposal to suppress their subjects: the military, police, taxes, and laws, to name a few. The extent to which starvation has been used, or became a way to discriminate against, pun...

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