Geoffrey Robertson QC Talk – Wednesday 15th April, 6.30pm
An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?
A special talk by Geoffrey Robertson QC, founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers.
The most controversial issue still arising from the First World War – was there an Armenian Genocide? – will come to a head on 24th April 2015, the day when Armenians around the world will commemorate it and Turkey will deny it ever happened. This question has an international impact; 20 parliaments in democratic countries have voted to recognise the genocide, but Britain prefers to equivocate while the US is torn between Congress, which wants to recognise, and President Obama who does not, for fear of alienating its ally Turkey.
In his recently published book, An Inconvenient Genocide, Geoffrey Robertson QC, a former UN appeals judge, sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the massacre and deportations were a crime against humanity which amounted to genocide. He will be talking about this in a special event organised by the Armenian Embassy, in collaboration with the Armenian National Committee of the UK.
The event will take place Wednesday 15th April 2015 6.30pm at the Wolfson Auditorium, 10 – 11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Ashley Baugh [email protected]