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August 22, 2017

"The level of academic inquiry and scholarship that was brought together by IIGHRS was unparalleled and I had not felt this challenged in a very long time."

TORONTO, ON-- The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies releases a statement from Captain...

February 22, 2017

"I promise you, we will work on our school books to also talk about genocide. But again, not because Turkish children are guilty but because we all, no matter who we are, where we come from, have a responsibility that no genocide ever happens again." - Cem Özdemir


January 6, 2017

 The Zoryan Institute and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies presents an overview of the year's projects, publications, and University program.

Click here to learn more about our 2016 accomplishments.

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...

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...

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