Antelias Conference on Genocide Impunity and Justice

In commemorating the Armenian Genocide this year–the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia will hold an international conference–"Genocide–Impunity and Justice," in addition to religious and political functions marking April 24.

The conference will take place April 22-23 in Antelias–Lebanon–under the auspices of His Excellency General Emile Lahoud–the President of the Republic of Lebanon.

Composed of three panels–the conference will address Impunity: a Juridical Perspective: Impunity: a Religious Perspective; Overcoming Denial and Impunity.

Several university professors–lawyers–and special guests will participate part in the conference–including French Court of Cassation Magistrate and Rapporteur of UN sub-Commission on Human Rights Louis Joinet–who will present a lecture on the United Nations and the struggle against impunity; Haigazian University President Dr. Paul Haidostian–who will present a Christian perspective on impunity; Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology Dr. Abdallah El-Sayed–who will present a Muslim perspective on impunity; and Lebanese University professor Dr. Meguerditch Meguerditchian–who will present the Armenian experience on overcoming denial and impunity.

The Rwandan president’s representative will address the conference and participate–along with a high-ranking delegation form Rwanda.


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