A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

Despite Canada’s action taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees in a few short months, overlooked is the fact that Canada’s assistance to refugees isn’t free to refugees. Rather, it comes in the form of an interest-bearing loan, worth up to $10,000. The truth is that refugees admitted to Canada are expected to pay the government back… Read More

Part two of a two part blog by STAND Canada Blog Writer Banke Sorinwa on the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement. Click here to read part one. The physical conflict in Syria erupted five years ago in March 2011 following the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall in… Read More

Special Feature Blog on the Future of the International Criminal Court Laura Truesdell, Blog Writer   In a bold statement, the African Union has adopted the Kenyan government’s proposal to develop a “roadmap” for withdrawal from the Rome Statute International Criminal Court (ICC) at a summit held in early February 2016. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya,… Read More

Solaye Snider, Blog Writer   Seven months after signing the most recent peace agreement, the humanitarian crisis remains dire in South Sudan. In response to numerous delays in the peace process, officials from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continue to stress that the formation of the transitional government of national unity (TGoNU)… Read More

Henry Paikin, Policy Researcher   While we’ve all seen the viral video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeting refugees as they arrive at Pearson Airport with warm winter coats in hand — or heard the heart-warming news that a number of LGBT Syrians will march with the Prime Minister in Toronto’s upcoming Pride Parade —… Read More

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   Western Democratic darling Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won the 2015 Myanmar election and promised a new democratic regime in Myanmar. The transition from the Junta government to the new democratic state has been delayed due to a set of demands from the previous military regime. This series of demands… Read More