On October 24 and 25, 2019, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) participated in the 48th Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law.
It organized and financed a panel titled “Colonialism as Genocide in Slow Motion: Is International Law diverse enough to address ongoing colonial genocide?” which took place on the morning of October 25th.
CPIJ was well present at this event as CPIJ co-researcher Payam Akhavan was keynote speaker for the Conference, delivering the speech “Fixing the Broken Mirror: Diversity and Survival in the Global Village.” Moreover, CPIJ co-researcher Frédéric Mégret spoke in the panel “Diversity Among Adjudicators: Can the Multilateral Investment Court Set a New Standard?” and CPIJ co-researcher Valerie Oosterveld spoke in the panel “Different voices in international humanitarian law: Perspectives on IHL and gender, disability and religion,” in addition to acting as a discussant with respect to Prof. Akhavan’s keynote speech. See the event’s programme here.
Colonialism as Genocide in Slow Motion: Is International Law diverse enough to address ongoing colonial genocide?
Chair: Amanda Ghahremani (Simone de Beauvoir Institute)
- Pamela Palmater (Ryerson University)
- Fannie Lafontaine (Université Laval)
- Catherine Savard (Université Laval)