PRESS RELEASE: IHRC holds 2013 Genocide Memorial Day

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Date: Sunday 20th January
Time: 14:30pm – 19::30
Venue: University College London, Cruciform Lecture Theatre

Register for FREE at www.genocidememorialday.org
 
IHRC will be holding the fourth annual Genocide Memorial Day with speakers and guests coming from around the world.

The philosophy behind GMD rejects the notion that there is a hierarchy of victim depending on their background.  We want to hold people accountable in the framework of GMD by highlighting those people and power structures who have perpetrated genocides or genocidal acts and we want to remember the victims who have lost their lives.

Massoud Shadjareh, the chair of IHRC, said:

“It is vital that people come together to remember that genocide strikes against the very essence of humanity. Genocide is an issue that goes beyond any particular skin colour, ethnicity or religion, and thus requires a united effort across all communities to eliminate it from our world.

“We hope that Genocide Memorial Day will continue to foster unity amongst people of all backgrounds against crimes which violate human dignity”.

Notes to editors:

1)        For media enquiries please contact the press office on media@IHRC.org or call (+44) 20 8904 42222) or (+44) 7903 053362

2)        The programme will be broadcast live on    http://www.ihrc.org.uk/multimedia/live

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