International Law and Human Security Highlights

In the absence of any effective international response, a deepening humanitarian catastrophe is facing the Rohingya, a majority Muslim ethnic group who have lived for centuries in Myanmar. Visit The Globe and Mail at the link below for commentary on the current situation from The Simons Foundation Peace Shaper, the Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, and the Hon. Allan Rock.
The Simons Forum on "The Responsibility to Protect: Re-Energizing the Key Players" brought together 30 international experts in Vancouver in March 2017 to discuss how best to reinvigorate the global response to the threat and reality of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes. The full report of the Forum is now available at the link below.
Text of the Public Lecture delivered by Prof. the Hon. Gareth Evans, AC, QC, on March 22, 2017, during his visit to Vancouver to Chair The Responsibility to Protect: Re-Energizing the Key Players Conference convened by The Simons Foundation under the auspices of the Simons Visiting Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University.
All are invited to join Prof. the Hon. Gareth Evans, AC, QC, the world's foremost authority on The Responsibility to Protect (R2P), for this free Public Lecture and Dialogue at 6pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.
See the full text of the public lecture delivered by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans, AC, QC, Chancellor and an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the Australian National University and the 2016-2017 Simons Visiting Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada, on September 15, 2016.
A national youth-led consultation is being held on the United Nations's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Youth are convening to discuss and asses the International Assistance Review development policy issues of Global Affairs Canada.

April 23 is the Annual Day of Remembrance and Action against Mass Atrocities and this month marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda.

April 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.