It is an honour and my distinct pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IGC) which aims to keep you promptly informed on the relevant scientific, research and other activities of IGC.
Our Head Office is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Studying (scientifically-and-theoretically and scientifically-and-empirically) genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law, we at the same time raise our voice against genocide, and we send the message that will significantly affect and influence the world and moral of the powerful, aiming to save the modern mankind and civilization, preserve the utmost human values, human freedoms, human rights, and lives of the small, weak and helpless groups, human societies and peoples. The current and future generations will finally have to learn, from all the so far crimes of genocide and in the interest of future of contemporary world and civilization, the historical lesson on the need to strengthen, develop and unify all the antifascist forces, irrespective of their national, ethnic, racial, religious, ideological, or political affiliation and determination in the strategy of prevention and punishment of crime of genocide. It is only the scientific knowledge obtained through the research that can serve as a permanent basis for the improvement of our abilities to detect, identify, prevent, and punish the crime of genocide, in which the researchers of holocaust, genocide, and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law play historical role and bear the responsibility. It is the duty of these researchers, as Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel noted, to talk in the name of these victims, to remind the world of their suffering and tears and suppress the fear of oblivion. The researchers must have professional responsibility and sufficient moral courage to research and share with public the scientific truths about genocide.
Having considered all of this, in addition to its researching activities and obtained results, IGC has been striving to influence the consciousness of people and their societies on the need to join all the democratic, progressive, and antifascist forces to combat the genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law, wherever and whenever these occur on the Earth. Based on the comprehensive research activity, research efforts, endeavors and results obtained through an organized, targeted, systematic, permanent and continuous work, the Institute has learned new knowledge and scientific truths, adequately and timely shared with the domestic and international public, thus advising of numerous and versatile scopes of holocaust, genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law that may take place at any time and at any place, which is one of possible adequate forms of preventive strategy.
Unfortunately, we live in a world of scrupulous fight for power and the influence of stronger over the poor, and at the same time we keep listening to the stories of human freedoms and rights, which we have less and less. Furthermore, the hedonism for which the money is needed is acquired even in the area of science through quasi-science, quasi research, manipulation, lies, deceiving of public, which ultimately insult the dignity of victims. Ever since its early days, the Institute has been acquiring new knowledge through research and the application of scientific methodology and scientific methods; and it has presented all of it to the scientific and general public attempting to reduce the space for numerous lies, forgeries, history fabricators, and influence the consciousness, attitude, statements and actions by the individuals, social entities and groups which deny genocide.
IGC was established in 2009, with the aim to study, analyze and present the findings of research of crimes against humanity and international law.
IGC has established and maintained cooperation with various relevant establishments and institutions throughout the world, which study holocaust and genocide.
IGC experience and knowledge acquired in the area of studying the holocaust, genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law constitute a relevant basis for profiling and leading all the scientific, thus educational, current, and future projects of IGC, and its scientific-based activities. IGC shall pay special attention to the education and further development of young scholars in the area of studying the holocaust, genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law.
Prof. Emir Ramic
D i r e c t o r
Institute for Research of Genocide Canada