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jueves, 13 de agosto de 2015

Armenian Community of Argentina Launches Armenian Genocide International Conference

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" between 20 and 22 August in the University of Buenos Aires.

The opening panel will be on Thursday August 20 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 Aires Monica Pinto.

On Friday 21 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 Saturday 22 with the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars Daniel Feierstein, Professor Henry 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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