Special Guest Post from our Policy Team by Maria Simeonova   October 1, 2015, marked the end of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s deliberation on technical assistance and capacity-building in the field of civil liberties. During the course of the debates, many states and international organizations urged the Government of Myanmar to maintain its engagement… Read More

By Banke Sorinwa, Blog Writer   “War does not determine who is right only who is left” –Bertrand Russell   Syria is consistently in the news lately as it is marred by destruction and terror. Over 3 million people have fled the country  since the start of the conflict, most of them women and children,… Read More

Special Munk Debate Review by Solaye Snider, Blog Writer   On September 28th, the first ever federal election debate focusing exclusively on foreign policy provided party leaders an important opportunity to stand up for humanitarian assistance, genocide prevention, and Canada’s Responsibility to Protect. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair, and… Read More

Special Munk Debate Review by Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   The first ever specifically-designated foreign policy debate in Canada was hosted by the Munk debate series last night. Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), Thomas Mulcair of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party of Canada participated… Read More

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   At the beginning of September a peace agreement to resolve the 20 month old conflict in the young nation of South Sudan was reached. The international community was vocal in pressuring the warring parties, led by President Salva Kiir and former vice president Reik Machar, into signing a peace agreement. Since… Read More

With the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria on the minds of Canadian decision-makers leading up to October’s federal election, Canada’s response to humanitarian crises promises to be a significant part of the national discourse in the coming months. We at STAND Canada believe that issues related to the recognition and prevention of genocide should… Read More

Solaye Snider, Blog Writer Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir is currently the world’s only sitting leader to have been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Despite official warrants for his arrest issued by the ICC in 2009 and 2010, he has managed to evade capture during travel within Africa and the Middle East. Bashir’s upcoming… Read More