The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect alongside the T.C. Beirne School of Law are pleased to cohost the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) thirteenth meeting in Brisbane on 9 – 13 July 2017, at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland.
The conference theme is “Justice and the Prevention of Genocide”.
Nearly seven decades after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the hopes embedded in that document remain largely unfulfilled. The theme of the 2017 IAGS conference revisits the two core components of the Convention: justice for acts of genocide, and prevention of future genocides.
While the conference theme will concentrate on these twin themes of justice and prevention, the 2017 IAGS conference is open to any whose work connects with the study of genocide. We aim to bring together scholars, activists, artists and survivors to examine genocidal violence from a wide range of disciplines and approaches.
- Gloria Atiba Davies,Head of Gender and Children’s Unit, International Criminal Court
- Professor Alex Bellamy, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of Queensland, Australia
- Professor Robert Cribb, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, Australia
- Professor Lyndall Ryan, Conjoint Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle, Australia
- William Smith AM, Deputy Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
- Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope, Director, IHL and Movement Relations, Australian Red Cross
Attendance at the conference is open to all interested academics, professionals and students, but presentations can only be made by members of IAGS. To join IAGS, please visit the association’s website:www.genocidescholars.org/membership.
For more information please visit the conference website.