Debate

4.12 | Why Lemkin? | debate

lemkin-debate

4 December 2018 | 6.30 p.m.

Warsaw University
Krakowskie Przedmieście 24/26, Warsaw

The debate „Why Lemkin” is intended to bring to the attention of wide audiences the significance of the concept of genocide – a new crime under international law – both in the context of the tragic experiences of the Second World War and in the present world, 70 years after the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (which happened on 9 December 1948). The author of the concept and the driving force behind its codification was Rafał Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish ethnicity.

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