Genocide and International Law to be Topic of Beirut Conference

Haigazian University in Beirut

Haigazian University in Beirut

BEIRUT—An international academic conference on the Armenian Genocide and International Law will take place from September 2 to 4 at Haigazian University.

Organized by the Haigazian University and the Armenian National Committee-Middle East, the conference will discuss the Armenian Genocide from the perspective of international law and tackle issues such as professional ethics and genocide denial, the consequences of the Genocide and the rights of the Armenian nation within the context of international law, and means of further promoting the field of Armenian Genocide Studies.

A number of scholars in genocide studies and experts in international law are invited for this twoday conference. They will be arriving from Armenia, Canada, Egypt, Ireland, Lebanon, England, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The participants include professors and scholars Taner Akçam, Bilgin Ayata, Seyhan Bayraktar, Georges Charaf, Haik Demoyan, Richard Hovannissian, Khatchig Mouradian, Mohammad Rifaat, William Schabas, Roger Smith, Henry Theriault, Ugur Ungor, Ragip Zarakolu, and Alfred De Zayas.

The papers which will be presented during the four sessions of the Conference will cover: “The Problem of Minorities and Majorities: The Case of the Ottoman Empire,” “Demographic Engineering in the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide,” “The Armenian Question According to Arab Sources,” “Genocide and International Law (60 Years after the Convention, Problems and Prospects),” “The Armenian Genocide: Issues of Justice and International Law,” “The Armenians, Raphael Lemkin and the UN Genocide Convention,” “Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide Issue in Turkey Today,” “Genocide Denialism and Law in Turkey,” “The Evolution of the Armenian Genocide Denial in Turkish Press,” “Kurdish–Armenian Relations and the Armenian Genocide,” “Professional Ethics and the Denial of Armenian Genocide,” “Restorative Justice and Alleviating the Consequences of Genocide,” “Universalizing the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide.” The proceedings of the conference will be later published in a book.

Concurrently, on Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4, as well as on Tuesday, September 8 there will be evening public lectures. Details will be announced later. Haigazian University Armenian National Committee-Middle East Beirut-Lebanon August 24, 2009

 

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