Commentary

In “Retreating from the Brink: Theorizing Mass Violence and the Dynamics of Restraint”, Scott Straus proposes a theory to explain the variation among cases that have similar probabilities of escalating to genocide, but in which so do and some do not escalate to the point of mass violence. In response to scholars who point to… Read More


At STAND Canada, we envision a world without genocide. We focus on two conflict regions – the situations in Sudans and the DRC – but that isn’t all we do. Ending genocide means not only trying to end those genocides already occurring, but also to better understand what causes genocide so that we may prevent… Read More


At STAND Canada, we envision a world without genocide. We focus on two conflict regions – the situations in Sudans and the DRC – but that isn’t all we do. Ending genocide means not only trying to end those genocides already occurring, but also to better understand what causes genocide so that we may prevent… Read More


Yesterday marked a huge step forward for Canada, as MP Paul Dewar of the NDP tabled a federal bill on conflict minerals, asking companies for transparency and accountability when sourcing minerals from the Great Lakes Region & Congo! The Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486) was introduced to the Canadian House of Commons at a press release yesterday. The bill seeks… Read More


In Part 1 we looked at the history of the word genocide and the definition of genocide used in the United Nations Genocide Convention (UNGC). For a refresher, here it is again:  ……genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious… Read More