Confronting Genocide: book on Genocide Conference now published


The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is proud to announce the publication of the Confronting Genocide book.

Edited by Professors René Provost and Payam Akhavan, Confronting Genocide is a collection of the essays that were written in the wake of the original presentations delivered at the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide held at McGill University in Montreal.

These essays represent a sample of the extraordinary exchanges that took place during the conference, and are an effort to share this cumulative knowledge and wisdom with an even wider audience.

The First Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights, which took place October 11-13, 2007, brought together hundreds of participants, including genocide survivors, Nobel prize laureates, Pulitzer prize-winners, scholars and authors, statesmen and diplomats, media personalities, and other prominent figures, as well as 36 young student leaders from 22 different countries around the world.

All sessions of the conference may be viewed at

Confronting Genocide (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice collection, Springer; 2010; 374 pages.

Consult book on Springer website.