Germany to host conference on role of justice in Karabakh settlement

Germany to host conference on role of justice in Karabakh settlement

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) is holding the international conference “Nagorno Karabakh peace process: on the role of the question of justice for the conflict resolution”. The conference, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will take place on November 23-27, 2012 at the Evangelische Akademie Arnoldshain near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

More than forty participants, including high-ranking representatives from politics and research from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Germany are expected for the four-day conference. The main focus is the role of justice in the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

The conference's aim is to explore, how and under what conditions the disparate ideas of the counterparties can be made aware, communicated and transformed in order to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Firstly, following introductory lectures by German experts on problems of justice in peace processes as well as on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict well-known scholars from Armenia and Azerbaijan will take a critical look at the Nagorno Karabakh conflict from the perspective of the respective states. Afterwards, the politicians will get a chance to speak – prominent government officials and parliamentarians from both countries will discuss the respective ideas of solution to the conflict. Further presentations, including these of renowned experts from Germany and Russia will deal with external factors in conflict management.

For the first time experts from research and politics from the countries of the region are brought together in Germany and thus creates an important platform for an international and intersectoral dialogue. The conference is organzed by PRIF's research department "Governance and Societal Peace".

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