Τετάρτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

A Contextual View of Holocaust and Genocide Denial


Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies/School of Historical Studies
School of Law, University of Leicester

Workshop

A Contextual View of Holocaust and Genocide Denial
University of Leicester 23th – 24th September 2010


Draft Programme



23 September 2010



9.00
Registration and Coffee
9.20
Welcome by Head of College (tbc)
9.30
Introduction Olaf Jensen:
The Leicester Project on Genocide and the Holocaust

10.00 – 12.00: Session I
Holocaust and Genocide Denial: Intentions and Development

10.00
Thomas Hochmann
(University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne)
The Denier's Intent
10.20
Discussion
10.40
Mark Hobbs
(University of Winchester)
Holocaust Denial A Historical Perspective:
Alexander Ratcliffe: British Holocaust Denial in Embryo.
11.00
Discussion
11.20
Dr Nicholas Terry
(University of Exeter)
Holocaust Denial in the Age of Web 2.0: Negationist Discourse since the Irving Trial
11.40
Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch


13.00 – 15.00: Session II
Case Study Germany

13.00
Professor Michael Salter
(University of Central Lancashire)
Identifying and countering genocide denial in relation to the Nuremberg trials
13.20
Discussion
13.40
Björn Elberling / Alexander Hoffmann
(Practicing Lawyers and former Research Fellows at the University of Kiel)
The prohibition of “glorification of National Socialism” as an addition to the criminal provision on genocide denial (Sect. 130 (4) of the German Criminal Code)
14.00
Discussion
14.20
Christian Mentel
(Humboldt University, Berlin)
Laws, Trials and the Decline of Holocaust Negation in Germany
14.40
Discussion

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee


15.30 – 17.30: Session III:
Case Study Rwanda

15.30
Njugu, Freda Kabatsi
(State Attorney – Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Kampala, Uganda)
Confronting Genocide Denial: Using the Law as an effective tool in combating Genocide Denial in Rwanda
15.50
Discussion
16.10
Niamh Barry
(Intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)
A Contextual Look at the Impact of Genocide Denial Laws: The Current Situation in Rwanda
16.30
Discussion
16.50
Dr Sejal Parmar
(Article 19 and Queen Mary, University of London)
An International Human Rights Law Perspective of Rwanda’s Genocide Ideology Law
17.10
Discussion

17.30 Closing Remarks


19.30 Dinner










24 September 2010



From 9.30
Coffee

10.00 Session IV:
Bosnia, Soviet Union and Russia, European Union

10.00
Bosnia:
Professor Smail Čekić
(University of Sarajevo)
Denial of Genocide in Bosnia

10.20
Discussion
10.40
Soviet Union / Russia:
Elisabeth Anstett-Gessat
(Research Fellow, CNRS – IRIS):
Enemies, traitors and others: forms of denial and legitimacy of speach in Gulag memory.
11.00
Discussion
11.20
European Union:
Paolo Lobba
(University of Bologna)
Comments on the 2008 EU Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia
11.40
Discussion

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch


13.00 – 13.40 Session V: France

13.00
Dr Sévane Garibian
(University of Neuchâtel)
"Genocide Denial in Democracy: Right or Abuse of Right?"
13.20
Discussion

13.40 – 15.00: Session VI: Evaluation and Responses to Denialism

13.40
Lejla Čović
(University of Sarajevo):
Prosecution of Genocide Denial
14.00
Discussion
14.20
Dr Caroline Fournet
(University of Exeter)
Genocide denial and incitement to genocide
14.40
Discussion

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee


15.30 – 16.50 Session VI (resumed): Evaluation and Responses to Denialism

15.30
Enis Omerović
(University of Sarajevo)
Denial of the Crime of Genocide as an International Crime
15.50
Discussion
16.10
Richard Mullender (tbc)
(Newcastle University)
Holocaust Denial, the Well-Ordered Society, and Free Expression
16.30
Discussion
16.50
Dr Paul Behrens
(University of Leicester)
Options for dealing with Holocaust and genocide denial
17.10
Discussion

17.30 Concluding Remarks


17.40 End of Workshop



Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies/School of Historical Studies
School of Law, University of Leicester

Workshop

A Contextual View of Holocaust and Genocide Denial
University of Leicester 23th – 24th September 2010

Application for Registration


If you are interested in attending the workshop, please fill in the attached application form and return it to the organisers by 31 August 2010. You can send your form either to to Dr Olaf Jensen, oj6@le.ac.uk or to Dr Paul Behrens, pk124@le.ac.uk .

Please note that only a limited number of places are available. Attendance at the workshop is not guaranteed until you have received confirmation by the organisers. The organisers' decision on admission is final. Information on payment details will be sent to all successful applicants.


Attendance Rates

Please note that attendees have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Rate 1A: £ 200
All-inclusive two-day conference package. Includes attendance on 23 and 24 September 2010, coffee / tea, 2 lunches, 1 conference dinner on Thursday.

Rate 1B: £ 170
Includes attendance on 23 and 24 September 2010, coffee / tea, 2 lunches (but no dinner).

Rate 1C: £ 150
One-day attendance only. Includes attendance on either 23 or 24 September 2010, as well as coffee / tea and lunch on the day of attendance. Also includes dinner on Thursday.

Rate 1D: £ 120
One-day attendance only. Includes attendance on either 23 or 24 September 2010, as well as coffee / tea and lunch on the day of attendance, but no dinner.

Rate 2A: £50
Student rate. Includes attendance on 23 and 24 September 2010, coffee / tea, 2 lunches, 1 conference dinner on Thursday. Proof of student status must be e-mailed to the organisers.

Rate 2B: £25
Student rate. Includes attendance on 23 and 24 September 2010, coffee / tea, 2 lunches, but no dinner. Proof of student status must be e-mailed to the organisers.

Timetable

31 August 2010: Deadline for submission of applications
3 September 2010: Reply to successful and unsuccessful applicants
19 September 2010: Deadline for receipt of payment
Application Form



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Please tick one rate:

Delegate Rate 1A (£200)
[all-inclusive]



Delegate Rate 1B (£170)
[23 and 24 September without dinner]



Delegate Rate 1C (£150) for Thursday, 23 September
[one day, incl dinner on 23 Sept]



Delegate Rate 1C (£150) for Friday, 24 September
[one day, incl dinner on 23 Sept]



Delegate Rate 1D (£120) for Thursday, 23 September
[one day without dinner]



Delegate Rate 1D (£120) for Friday, 24 September
[one day without dinner]



Student Rate 2A (£50) for Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 September
[student rate incl dinner on 23 Sept. Proof of student status required]



Student Rate 2B (£25) for Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 September
[student rate without dinner. Proof of student status required]



Please send the completed registration form to the organisers: oj6@le.ac.uk or pk124@le.ac.uk