25th Annual Holocaust Symposium at Vanier College

Irwin Cotler, former Attorney General and Justice Minister of Canada is chairing the Conference “Justice and Accountability” as one of the special events marking the 25th anniversary of the Annual Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide partnering at Vanier College.

“The conference takes place at an extraordinary juncture of intersecting historical events on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the genocide convention – sometimes referred to as the Never Again convention, but which has been violated again and again; and the eve of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights – referred to as the Magna Carta of Human Rights – but which continues to be violated in every one of its particulars, and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. It is a time to ask ourselves – what have we learned – and what must we do?” said Professor Cotler.