The Rutgers Law Review presents
The United Nations Genocide Convention:
A 60th Anniversary Commemoration
April 4, 2008
Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, New Jersey
Schedule of Events:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Professor Saul Mendlovitz, Rutgers University School of Law–Newark
Professor Alex Hinton, Director of the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
Morning Panel Discussion:
The United Nations Genocide Convention: Past, Present, and Future
This panel will discuss the ratification, history, and future direction of the Genocide Convention.
Moderator, Professor Karima Bennoune, Rutgers University School of Law -Newark and Member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International – U.S.A.
Panelist, Professor Frank Chalk, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
Panelist, Gina Lanceter, Co-Chair, Holocaust Council of Metrowest
Panelist, Professor Jens Meierhenrich, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,Harvard University
Panelist, Martin Mennecke, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Danish Institute for International Studies
Noon Panel Discussion:
The United Nations Genocide Convention Applied: Case Studies
This panel will reflect on the numerous international tribunals that have been appointed since the ratification of the Genocide Convention, including the International Criminal Tribunal for theformer Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Moderator, Professor Dennis Papazian, University of Michigan – Dearborn, and Director of the Armenian Research and Publication Center
Panelist, Dr. Joyce Apsel, New York University
Panelist, Professor Marcelo Raffin, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Panelist, Professor Sheri Rosenberg, Director of the Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Afternoon Panel Discussion:
The United Nations Genocide Convention and Prevention
This panel will examine the existence of a duty to prevent genocide under the language of the Convention.
Moderator, Professor Alex Hinton, Rutgers University – Newark, and Director of the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
Panelists, Wanda M. Akin & Raymond M. Brown, Darfur Rehabilitation Project
Panelist, Professor Roger S. Clark, Rutgers School of Law – Camden
Panelist, Professor Helen Fein, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide, and Associate of the Belfer Center for International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Panelist, Professor Gregory Stanton, Mary Washington College; President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars; Founder and President of Genocide Watch; Founder and Director of the Cambodian Genocide Project; and Chair of the International Campaign to End Genocide
Introduction of Juan E. Méndez by Megha Jonnalagadda, Symposium Editor, Rutgers Law Review
Presentation by Juan E. Méndez, Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice
Streaming videos of the symposium:
October 30, 2007 Lecture, “The Genocide Convention: Where Are We Now?”, William A. Schabas, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway
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