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Raphael Lemkin, the person who coined the word "genocide" and pursued its criminalization in international law, taught at Rutgers Law School sixty years ago (from 1955 to 1956). To mark this anniversary and to recognize his legacy and his conneciton to Rutgers, CGHR will host a series of events related to genocide during 2016 academic year.
The highlights of this initiative will include two major events in Raphael Lemkin's honor. The first, held in early February 2017, will be a lecture by Holocaust Survivors, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
And second, CGHR will host the inaugural "Raphael Lemkin Lecture on Genocide, Justice, and Human Rights" on December 9, 2017 -- the anniversary of the UN Convention on Genocide and the International Day for Commemoration and Dignity of the Victioms of the Crime of Genocide. Details on this events will be forthcoming.
To mark this occasion and highlight its past work on the Holocaust, CGHR is also launching a Holocaust Studies Project.
For more information about Raphael Lemkin, please see CGHR's Raphael Lemkin Project.