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Default Lecture: International Law and the Armenian Genocide

Lecture: International Law and the Armenian Genocide

Presented by Dr. Alfred de Zayas

Friday, April 22, 18:00

Dr. Alfred de Zayas is an American lawyer and historian and a prominent expert in international and human rights law. He has published an in-depth report on the applicability of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide to the Armenian Genocide. Dr. de Zayas has had a distinguished career at the United Nations, having served as Legal Officer with the UN Center for Human Rights in Geneva (1981-1993), Secretary of Complaints Procedures for the UN Human Rights Committee and Committee against Torture (1994-1997), Secretary of the UN Human Rights Committee (1998-2000), and Senior Human Rights Officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2000-2003). Dr. de Zayas earned a Juris Doctorate from Harvard in 1970 and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Göttingen University, Germany, in 1977. He has taught at several universities, including DePaul University College of Law and the University of Göttingen, and is currently a visiting professor of law at universities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, and Spain.

American University of Armenia, Small Auditorium, 5th Floor

The lecture will be given in English with simultaneous
interpretation into Armenian

Admission is Free

For further information, please contact the Political Science Office at 51-26-77
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