University of Buenos Aires to host int’l conference on Genocide

University of Buenos Aires to host int’l conference on Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Commemorative Commission of the Armenian Genocide Centennial in Buenos Aires, which brings together all the community organizations of the region, will hold an international conference entitled "Genocide and Human Rights: a hundred years of the Armenian Genocide" on August 20-22 at the University of Buenos Aires, according to Prensa Armenia.

The opening panel will be held with the presence of the Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Eugenio Raul Zaffaroni, former Judge Leon Carlos Arslanian, former Minister of Justice and Human Rights Ricardo Gil Lavedra, Chairman of the General Audit Office Leandro Despouy and the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Buenos AiresMonica Pinto.

The next day the speakers will be Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas, Chairman of the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism Pedro Mouratian, Undersecretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of the City of Buenos Aires Claudio Avruj, the Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Nora Cortiñas, member of Madres de Plaza de Mayo, and American historian and professor emeritus at the University of California Richard Hovannisian.

The conference will close on Aug 22 by the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars Daniel Feierstein, ProfessorHenry Theriault, of the University of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Professor at the University of San Andres and the National University of Lanus, Khatchik Der Ghougassian.

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