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Submission Examples

Examples of submissions

Submissions are being added to the committee website, please view these here.

There is no right or wrong way to make a submission, however, here’s some examples: 

  • Written report: statistics and academic findings on genocide 
  • Creative writing: a poem accompanied by an artist statement (as long or short as you like) describing the meaning and choices. 
  • Film: documentary and/or narrative work capturing persecuted peoples / victims of genocide / reflections on genocidal practices 
  • Visual artwork: capturing resistance / survival / etc against genocide 


How should I format my submission?

The best submissions:

  • are relevant and highlight your own perspective
  • are concise, generally no longer than four to five pages
  • begin with a short introduction about yourself or the organisation you represent
  • emphasise the key points so that they are clear
  • outline not only what the issues are but how problems can be addressed, as the committee looks to submissions for ideas to make recommendations
  • only include documents that directly relate to your key points
  • only include information you would be happy to see published on the internet.
  • Sign your submission and/or include your name and contact details (address & phone number).

To help you get started download a template here.

Will my submission be published?

In general, all submissions accepted by a committee are public documents. This means that the submission may be published on the committee’s website and quoted in the committee’s report to the Parliament.

However, you may request that 

  • your submission (or part of it) be treated as confidential
  • your name, address and any other information that could identify you be removed from the published version of the submission.

The committee will not disclose or publish any submission which it has accepted on a confidential basis. However, confidential evidence will be kept and, in some circumstances, may be released after 30 years.

Please contact the committee for more information.


Will I get to speak to the committee about my submission?

In addition to receiving written submissions, committees may conduct public hearings to gather evidence by speaking to people directly. If you have made a submission to an inquiry, the committee may contact you and invite you to give evidence at a public hearing, though this is not always the case.

We can also propose potential witnesses to appear at public hearings. If this is of interest to you, please get in touch with our office to discuss.


Find out more:

What is the Genocide Bill?

The Inquiry: What is it and next steps 

Your role: Making a submission 

What is genocide?