The Hague, The Netherlands — November 2015 saw the publication of Alexis Demirdjian’s The Armenian Genocide Legacy, published by the reputable Palgrave Macmillan publishers. Edited by Mr Demirdjian and co-authored by 22 experts from different fields of study, this volume was written on the occasion of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

This major interdisciplinary volume consists of the works of academics and professionals tackling the issue of the relevance of the Armenian Genocide in modern day academic endeavours, from the perspective of History, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Journalism, Literature and Media Studies. It examines such issues as impunity, sexual violence, demographics, compensation, memorializing, media approaches and legal ramifications of the Armenian Genocide.

On 12 April 2016, the Asser Institute established in The Hague (Netherlands) will host the book launch as of 19:00, during the course of a Supranational Criminal Law lecture entitled: “The legal ramifications of the Armenian genocide: compensation, genocidal intent and failure to prosecute”. Speakers will include Mr Demirdjian and one of his co-authors, Ms Nolwenn Guibert, a French lawyer specializing in international criminal law.

This lecture will focus on the legal aspects of this book, in line with the Asser Institute’s research mission in international and European Law.

The lecture is public and free of charge. Registration is not necessary; seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The Asser Institute is located at R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, 2517 JN, The Hague

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