Thirteenth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars


The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its thirteenth meeting in Brisbane on 9 ? 13 July 2017, at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland. The conference is jointly hosted by the T.C. Beirne School of Law and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
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.
The keynotes at the 2017 conference include:
- Gloria Atiba Davies (Head of Gender and Children?s Unit, International Criminal Court)
- William Smith (Deputy International Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia)
- Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope (Director, International Humanitarian Law and Movement Relations, Australian Red Cross).
The 2017 Conference of IAGS will provide lawyers and law and politics students an opportunity to engage with many of the world?s leading genocide scholars and lawyers. The IAGS conference is multi-disciplinary, and includes significant areas of law, including:
- Public International Law (e.g. International Court of Justice cases on the Genocide Convention)
- Human Rights Law (e.g. European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence on balancing genocide denial and freedom of expression
- International Criminal Law (e.g. decisions of ad hoc international criminal tribunals on genocide crimes)
- The interplay between genocide and related fields of law, such as International Humanitarian Law
- Domestic law (e.g. extradition cases for alleged perpetrators).
More information on the conference, including the Call for Papers, is available on the website at

Date and Location

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00am
University of Queensland
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St Lucia
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