Join us to learn how members of the Rwandan Canadian community took action within the Canadian legal system to pursue justice against some of those involved in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
- Event from 1pm to 4pm on December 8 at the Montreal Holocaust Museum
- Keynote speakers: Fannie Lafontaine and Irwin Cotler
- Screening of the documentary The Power of Community: Seeking Justice after the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
- Panel discussion moderated by Angeliki Bogiatji of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Fannie Lafontaine Dr. Lafontaine is a Human Rights lawyer and Full Professor at the Law Faculty at Université Laval. She is also Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights.
Former Justice minister Irwin Cortler is the Chair of Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.
About the Documentary
The Power of Community: Seeking Justice after the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is the newest original short documentary produced by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Developed in collaboration with PAGE-Rwanda on the 25th year since the genocide, it features interviews with community members involved in the deportation case against Léon Mugesera and the criminal case against Désiré Munyaneza.
Running time of the film is 14 minutes.
- Yim Nolsina of Centre Khemara (Cambodge)
- Dr Lalai Manjikian of ANCQ Comité National Armenien du Québec
- Daniel Amar of the Montreal Holocauste Museum Musée de l’Holocauste Montréal
- Jacques Rwirangira de Page Rwanda
This event is hosted in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, PAGE-Rwanda and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.