The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its thirteenth meeting in Brisbane on 9 – 13 July 2017, at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland. The conference is jointly hosted by the TC Beirne School of Law and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

The conference theme is “Justice and the Prevention of Genocide”.

Find out more about the IAGS Conference.

Mr William Smith AM

Justice for Genocide in Cambodia - The Case of the Prosecution at the ECCC

13 July 2017 9:00am10:15am
In 2006, over 30 years after the Communist Party of Kampuchea “CPK” aka “Khmer Rouge” came to power in Cambodia, an internationalized hybrid court commenced its investigations to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva conventions alleged to have been committed in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.  
Professor Lyndall Ryan

The trouble with genocide in Tasmania: a review of recent debates

12 July 2017 1:30pm2:30pm
In 2005, Ann Curthoys published a ground breaking article on Raphael Lemkin’s chapter on Tasmania in his unfinished history of genocide where he claimed that genocide best described the process that led to the virtual extinction of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. 

Culture Under Attack - Opening of Photographic Exhibition

11 July 2017 6:30pm7:30pm
An exhibition to highlight the need to protect cultural property during armed conflict.
Professor Robert Cribb

Reckoning with Histories of Acute Violence in Asia

11 July 2017 1:30pm2:30pm
The war crimes trials of Japanese after the Second World War were the most ambitious attempt ever to reckon legally with the perpetrators of mass violence in Asia.
IAGS Public Lecture

The International Criminal Court: An Essential Instrument to Render Justice

10 July 2017 5:30pm7:30pm
Presenter: Gloria Atiba Davies, International Criminal Court
Professor Alex Bellamy

Holding Back the Tide? Human Protection and Genocide Prevention in our More Violent World

10 July 2017 8:30am10:15am
Over the past few decades the international community made significant progress towards strengthening the protection of civilians from genocide and mass atrocities. This was evidenced by consistent declines in the lethality of conflicts and one-sided atrocities.