Syria’s Disappeared

In 2011, Syrian civilians began peaceful protests against the regime of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad.

In response, Assad launched a violent reprisal. The result is that over 400,000 people are dead, 6.5 million people are displaced, and 4 million people have become refugees.

A program on the Syrian crisis will be held on Thursday, November 16, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Kelley Board Room, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Ellen Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director of World Without Genocide, will provide background on the Syrian conflict. The documentary Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, will be shown, illustrating efforts to collect evidence. Dr. Kennedy and Leo McNeill, Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellow in Human Rights and Law, will discuss possible legal pathways for justice.

Open to the public; no reservations are necessary. $10 general public, $5 students and seniors, and free to Mitchell Hamline students. $25 for two standard CLE credits for lawyers.

Co-sponsored by Global Minnesota.

 

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