Justice and the Prevention of Genocide

The Thirteenth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, 9 – 13 July 2017, Brisbane, Australia

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”.

Nearly seven decades after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the hopes embedded in that document remain largely unfulfilled. The theme of the 2017 IAGS conference revisits the two core components of the Convention: justice for acts of genocide, and prevention of future genocides.

While the conference theme will concentrate on these twin themes of justice and prevention, the 2017 IAGS conference is open to any whose work connects with the study of genocide. We aim to bring together scholars, activists, artists and survivors to examine genocidal violence from a wide range of disciplines and approaches.

Please see the Call for Papers for more information. The deadline for submissions is now closed. 

Attendance at the conference is open to all interested academics, professionals and students. All attendees must be members of IAGS.

Registrations for the conference are now open

Speaker registration has now closed. Online registration will close 7 July 2017. Cash-only registration available during the conference at TC Beirne School of Law Finance Office, W309 Forgan Smith.


Registration prices in AUD (inclusive of GST):

Single-day registration: $120

Student* registration: $275

Conference registration: $375

All transactions are subject to a 2.3% service fee added at time of payment.

Only participants who have paid the full 4-day conference registration fee may attend the Welcome Event.

Conference registration is only available through this website and must be paid by card through this website’s process until registration closes 7 July 2017.


Cancellation policy:

Cancellation requests received after 9 June 2017 will forfeit the full money paid.


Eligibility for student registration

*Student Registration is applicable to students, early career scholars (up to 5 years post-PhD), casual, adjuncts, unwaged, NGO participants and scholars from developing countries.


Food Inclusions

Registration includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and dinner at the Welcome Event 9 July.
  • Morning and afternoon tea 10-13 July.
  • Lunch 10-12 July.
  • Hors d’oeuvres after keynote 10 July.
  • Hors d’oeuvres during Culture Under Attack photo exhibition opening 11 July.
  • Pizza dinner 12 July.
  • Gelato after lunch 13 July.

Please note registration does not include lunch on 13 July. There will be a special Australian BBQ held 13 July at $10 per person (cash only) to support the R2P student coalition.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us by email.