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AN exceptional event: What Happened To The Promise? The Situations of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh

Lord Alton of Liverpool and the Coalition for Genocide Response would like to invite you to a webinar marking the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime:

What Happened To The Promise?

The Situations of Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020

9 December 2020, 4:00 - 5:15 PM GMT

(zoom webinar)

Source: Al Jazeera
In this handout photo released by the Armenian foreign ministry on September 28, people watch the state media as they gather in a bomb shelter to hide from shelling in Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan [Armenian Foreign Ministry via AP]

The Armenian genocide took place between 1915 and 1923 when 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were arrested, deported, or murdered by the Ottoman Empire. Currently, some 32 countries recognize the events as meeting the legal definition of genocide. The formal recognition of historic cases as genocide is not a matter of semantics. Such a formal recognition is crucial for survivors and their families in their efforts to move on. It is crucial for reconciliation and discovery of the truth. It is also crucial to deter similar crimes in the future, to ensure that such atrocities do not happen again.

However, as in the case of Armenians, in 2020, we see early warning signs that the practices that targeted the communities over 100 years ago in the Ottoman Empire are being reinforced yet again. The panelists will discuss the warning signs of mass atrocities and the needed responses to ensure that the Armenians are not let down yet again.

Speakers include:

Lord David Alton of Liverpool, Crossbench peer at the UK House of Lords, Patron of the Coalition for Genocide Response

Baroness Caroline Cox, Crossbench peer at the UK House of Lords, Founder of HART

Geoffrey Robertson QC, Founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers

Gulnara Shahinian, human rights expert, and author

Please register here. (Link to the webinar will be shared via Eventbrite)

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