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Institute For Research of Genocide Canada (IGC) is a public scientific institution engaged in analysis of crimes against peace, crime of genocide, and other grave breaches of international law.

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Important reasons and demands to establish IGC

Unfortunately, we live in times when the human freedoms and rights are violated more and more, with the intention that these are defined and standardized by numerous and versatile laws, but it is apparent and present that the violations have become so versatile, so brutal through numerous forms of crimes against humanity and international law.

This clearly shows that the sources and subjects, of jeopardizing and the jeopardized, are more versatile, which is all related to the achievement of basic human, civilized, and cultural needs, such as the need to identify, belong, and protection from jeopardizing, manifested as universal human and social problem, which is not only socially but also scientifically relevant.

It is not easy to solve these problems in the contemporary world without valid scientific studies, which through the results ensure relevant, valid and reliable scientific basis which facilitate the solutions for these problems, organization of various social actions, and foreseeing the tendencies in social processes as to direct them in a different direction, so that the negative tendencies, by the intensity and diversification of the content can significantly reduce.

Based on the available evaluations, there are about half a million people, originating from Bosnia and Herzegovina, living in the territory of North America, who were expelled from their homes during the aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991-1995, and they are victims of numerous and various forms of crimes against humanity and international law, especially Bosniacs who were victims of genocide.

It is a huge human potential for Bosnia and Herzegovina, which amounts to 10% of the overall population of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It is necessary to include in these studies as well the forcibly transferred population of Bosnia and Herzegovina that currently lives in the territory of Canada. IGC will with basic research concept and orientation execute studies by type of the research in the territory of Canada. The results of those studies and research, which will be obtained during the scientific procedure and the application of methods of the scientific knowledge and study shall secure the reliable and truthful scientific knowledge that will be presented to the scientific, political and general public in an appropriate manner; the public will be informed about the events and committed crimes against humanity and international law in the republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of XX century, committed against people of al ethnicities, particularly Bosniacs.

Only scientific research findings may be permanent basis for the development of our abilities to detect, identify, Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IGC) as an independent scientific research institute of Canada, at the same time raises its voice against genocide and sends a message that will influence and affect the consciousness of the world’s leaders in order to save the humanity and civilization, preserve the human values, human freedom, human rights and the lives of small, weak and powerless groups, human communities and nations.

Present and future generations of all previous crimes of genocide must finally, in the interest of the future of the world and civilization, draw a historical lesson on the need to strengthen, develop and unify all human power, regardless of national, ethnic, racial, religious, ideological or political affiliation and commitment the strategy of prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide.

The idea for the establishment of IGC, is the need to differently promote the culture of memories that should be an integral part of the Bosnian national being, which together with the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina defended the aggression and genocide. This culture of memory implies that the greatest crime in Europe since the Holocaust should reflect the use of science and research, because the struggle against revisionist history is not only possible emotions.

Only scientific research findings may be permanent basis for the development of our abilities to detect, identify, Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in which researchers’ genocide have historical role and responsibility. The researchers must have professional responsibility and sufficient moral courage to research and share with the public the scientific truths about genocide. IGC seeks to influence the consciousness of people and their collectivity of understanding the need to combine all human power to fight genocide regardless of where and at what time they occurred. Total activity IGC comes to scientific truth, which is timely and adequately to the public, which warns of a number of genocide as one of the possible forms of adequate preventive strategic activities. IGC has reduced the space numerous lies, forgeries and falsifiers of history, and impact on awareness, behavior, statements and acting of individuals, certain social actors and social groups that deny or deny the genocide. Leading up to the idea of a small group of about IGC is constantly growing, so now in addition to the Board of Directors we have the international expert team, which brings together more than 100 of the most eminent experts in the world in the field of human rights and freedoms. By forming IGC we seek to influence the consciousness of people and their collectives in Canada, North America and beyond the understanding of the need to combine all human power to fight genocide regardless of where and at what time they occurred.

IGC  prepares, organises, and executes scientific and research and educational projects and programs of the scientific interest and relevance, particularly to:

– Participate in the preparation and execution of the projects which study Holocaust, genocide and other crimes against humanity and international law;
– Prepare, initiate, propose, organise, and guide the scientific cooperation of IGC with relevant scientific and other institutions and scholars from Canada;
– Participate in the preparation of the educational programs for the scholars of Holocaust and genocide, and propose the engagement of appropriate competent scholars for the execution of those programs;
– Plan, program, and organize international scientific and expert conferences on versatile topics relative to the study of Holocaust, genocide, and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law;
– detect, identify, and define educational needs for occasional lectures, counseling, panels, round tables, conferences, and other educational forms intended to Bosnia and Herzegovina Diaspora and scientific and professional public of Canada;
– plan, prepare, and organize the execution by type of predominantly empirical scientific studies;
– takes active part in publishing activities of the Institute, in a way to translate the results of the Institute studies from the Bosnia into English language and vice versa;
– identify the financial resources, and take part in securing the material and technical and other conditions required for the successful execution of the scientific studies; – follow the publishing activities in the territory of Canada and scientific and professional literature of interest and relevance for the operation of the Institute;
– collect, sort, classify, and keep the relevant documents of the interest for planned operation of the Institute;

Several major successes, with special emphasis:

1.       Request from the United Nations and other international organizations to examine the responsibility of the Canadian General Lewis MacKenzie during his mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.       Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina is taught in some schools in Canada.

3.       After many years of intense lobbying Canadian Parliament unanimously adopted two resolutions on genocide in Bosnia.

4.       Released in parliamentary procedure law on genocide in Bosnia – Bill C – 533, {Canada will be the only country in the world that the rights of victims of genocide in Bosnia, and living in Canada, to regulate their own state law}.

5.       Launched multidimensional scientific genomics research project of the fight against genocide deniers {{Ljiljana Bulatovic-Medic, Milivoje Ivanisevic,  Michael Parenti, Diane Johnstone, Kate Hudson, Marco Van Hees, Aleksandar Gavrilovic, Stefan Karganovic, James Byron Bissett,  Michaela Averkoa,  Edward Herman, Srdja Trifkovic, James Jatras, Nebojsa Malic, David Binder, Julija Gorin, Jared Israel, George Bogdanich, Darko Trifunovic, Alexandros Lykourezos, Thomas Deichmann, Peter Brock, Jurgen Elsasser, Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Nebojša Malic, James Luko}.

6.       Supported the initiative for the establishment of the Friends Club BiH in the Canadian Parliament.

7.       Organized a permanent exhibition about the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

8.       The genocide in B&H presented to Canadians and Canadian universities.

9.       Supported project in memory of the victims of genocide in Srebrenica in the Canadian city of Windsor.

10.    The Canadian government’s support the Day of white ribbons in Canada.

11.    The Canadian government expressed regret and apology for the procurement of military targets for training under discriminatory named Bosnian man.

 IGC was the initiator of many important documents. IGC has already established cooperation with many major organizations and institutions around the world engaged in research of the Holocaust and genocide. We especially emphasize the cooperation with

– the World Without Genocide
– the Coalition Against Genocide
– the United to end Genocide, World Genocide Watch
– the International Association of Genocide Scholars,
– the Museums of the Holocaust Memorial of the United States
– the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
– the Congress of North American Bosniaks
– the Bosnian American advisory Council,
– the Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law, University of Sarajevo
– the Bosniacs Cultural Community Preporod of Sarajevo
– the Association of Detainees of Bosnia and Herzegovina
– the Association of Women Victims of War
-the Prijedor ’92 Association
– the Association of Mothers of Srebrenica
– the Association for threatened peoples, Branch BiH
– the Bosnian-American Genocide Institute and Education Center

Special attention will be paid to IGC:

1. Scientific research of genocide in the function of constituting the science of genocide.
2. The relevant provisions of the science of genocide.
3. Holocaust and genocide.
4. Scientific and social importance of research of genocide.
5. Education, training and development of young researchers in the field of research of genocide. In our International expert team which has more than 200 eminent human rights and freedom in the world have more than 20 young intellectuals, willing to devote themselves to the study of genocide.
6. Opening museum of genocide in the largest Bosnian communities in North America.
7. Printing brochures for students of schools of the Bosnian language in North America and the rest of the Diaspora on the topic of genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

IGC has a status of a legal person.

IGC may organize its units as Centers in Canada.

The records, available to IGC, are also available to the public under the Rules of IGC.

State authorities, institutions, companies, and other legal persons and citizens shall provide IGC with information and records of interest for IGC, upon a request by IGC.

The IGC cooperates with legal and naturalized persons in Canada and abroad.

The management bodies, as well as professional bodies in IGC are: Management Board, Director and International Expert Team Council.

General activities of IGC are governed by its applicable rules.

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