Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

Date and time: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:00 to Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:00
Montreal, Canada

The Professional Training Program on the Prevention Mass Atrocity Crimes is a unique program tailored to mid- to senior-level professionals interested in human rights, conflict and peace, and in the prevention and interdiction of mass atrocity crimes.

The training program will be divided into several thematic sessions presented by internationally-recognized experts in the field of human rights and international affairs, and will also include site visits.

This year, the training opportunity will include a keynote address and several thematic sessions including:
* A discussion with Gen-Lt (Ret'd) Roméo Dallaire
* The Responsibility to Protect
* International law and the Genocide Convention
* Strengthening National Architecture, Policy and Mechanisms
* The role of parliamentarians in atrocity prevention
* UN peacekeeping and new technologies
* Hate speech and early warning
* Non-state actors and human rights
* Case studies: Syria and Iraq, Confronting Violent Extremism on- and offline,...

* Providing participants with opportunities to deepen their knowledge;
* Providing participants with opportunities to improve their skills through training sessions on topics including international law, the Responsibility to Protect, and humanitarian affairs. MIGS works with instructors from the Canadian parliament, the Canadian forces, NGOs and think tanks;
* Providing participants with opportunities to expand their contacts, identify new partnerships, and to broaden their knowledge;
* Encouraging participants to consider the intersection of their work with other human rights issues.

By the end of the program, participants have:
* Reflected on their role as individuals interested in mass atrocity prevention
* Increased their theoretical knowledge through workshops offered by MIGS
* Learned how to identify risks of genocide and mass atrocity crimes, learn best practice, and get an understanding of strategies to prevent and halt atrocity crimes.
* Expand their professional network
* Increased awareness about the human rights issues faced by civilians
* An increase in professional opportunities for themselves and their organizations or institutions.
* Sustained networking and partnerships, including ongoing contact with MIGS

For more information visit the event webpage