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Conference: The Armenian Genocide: Coming to Terms with Justice, History and Memory

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START DATE 15 May 2015
START TIME 10:00am

Committee Room 3, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4AX

END DATE 15 May 2015
END TIME 05:30pm

This conference is organised by the School of Law at Middlesex University London to commemorate the centenary of the crimes committed against the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire.

Among those participating in the conference are Professor William Schabas, Ara Safarian, Ece Temelkuran, Professor Laurent Pech, Payam Akhavan and Dr. Tunç Aybak. The gathering will consider the concept of genocide from a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective and discuss the political and legal aspects of the crimes committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during WWI.


10:00-10:30: Arrival and Registration
10:30-10:45: Welcoming remarks by Professor Joshua Castellino, Dean of the School of Law

Session One 10:45-12:30

Chair: Joshua Castellino, Dean, Professor of Law, Middlesex University London

William Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University London

Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law, Head of the Law and Politics Department and

Jean Monnet Chair of EU Public Law, Middlesex University London

Payam Akhavan, Professor of Law, McGill University

Lunch  12:30-13:30

Session Two 13:30-15:30

Chair: Dr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem, Programme Leader in Professional Doctorates

Ara Safarian, The Director of the Gomidas Institute, London

Ece Temelkuran, Author of Deep Mountain Across the Divide Between Turkish-Armenian Diasporas (Verso, 2010)

Dr Tunç Aybak, Programme Leader in International Politics and Law, Middlesex University London

Refreshments  15:30-15:45

Documentary Film Screening 15:45-17:15

'1915 Aghet'

This event is free to attend, but places must be booked via Eventbrite.

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