As Canada’s leading research and advocacy institute for genocide and mass atrocity crimes prevention, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University conducts in-depth scholarly research and proposes concrete policy recommendations to resolve conflicts before they degenerate into mass atrocity crimes. MIGS has achieved national and international recognition for its national interest approach to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity crimes from policymakers, academics, leading research institutes, and the media. Today, MIGS is Canada’s leading voice and international partner on Responsibility to Protect issues.

 

MIGS’ Mission

  • Develop major research programs focusing on the prevention and punishment of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes.

  • Collect and disseminate research results to specialist professionals and to the wider public.

  • Create and advocate for innovative public policies to prevent future mass atrocities.

  • Educate students, academics, journalists, government officials, civil society groups, and the wider public on threats to the national interest arising from genocide and mass atrocity crimes.

  • Provide  professional training and build mass atrocity awareness and prevention capacity of international and national leaders in key fields

  • Develop and foster fruitful relationships and networks at the local, national and international levels by working in collaboration with leading organisations, institutions and research institutes.

Montreal Institute For Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada