SYDNEY & MELBOURNE: The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee has announced that Executive Director of the Armenian Legal Centre for Justice & Human Rights, Kate Nahapetian will be the international keynote guest for Australia's 102nd anniversary events to be held in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.Nahapetian is the Executive Director of the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights (Washington D.C.), leading Armenian legal efforts for justice and reparations for the Armenian Genocide, as well as the rights to self-determination for the Armenians of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh).A lawyer by profession, Nahapetian has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, then-Senator (later Vice-President) Joseph Biden, the Carnegie Endowment for International, and Mental Disability Rights International, and the Armenian National Committee of America.
"The Armenian world has become focused on shifting the narrative on the Genocide, from one about recognition to one about reparations," said Hratch Loussikian of the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee. "Ms Nahapetian is a guest who fights on the frontlines in this new battle for justice, and we felt our community and guests would greatly benefit from what she has to share."
Nahapetian will present her unique insight at the National Commemoration Evening of the Armenian Genocide in Sydney on April 24th, as well as the same event in Melbourne on April 23rd.
The list of events announced by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee for 2017 are as follows (NOTE: this list will be updated as details of further events are confirmed):
SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017
From Hyde Park, Sydney at 2pm
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MELBOURNE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION EVENING
Keynote by Kate Nahapetian
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MONDAY APRIL 24, 2017
Presided by His Grace, Bishop Haigazoun Najarian
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NATIONAL ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION EVENING (SYDNEY)
The Concourse, Chatswood at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
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SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2017
RYDE CITY ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION
Meadowbank Memorial, Bank Street, Meadowbank
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