The Role of Education in Combatting Genocide Denial
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01:29:19
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English
Summary

Event organized by the Permanent Mission of Armenia on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

Description

"Genocide denial has proven to be an obstacle to meaningful reconciliation and is detrimental to peace and justice in societies that have a legacy of atrocities. It is not only an attempt to minimize or redefine the scale and severity of the crimes committed, but often contributes to the dehumanization of survivors and victims. It can prevent them from seeking appropriate restitution and disregards the need for psychosocial healing. Some scholars have therefore defined denial as the final stage of a genocidal process." (Extract form the organizer's concept note)