2005-4-26

Genocide in The Sudan Continues: What You Must Know and What You Can Do

Every week, the militia raids continue and 1,000 people die!

Darfur PosterWhat: Multimedia presentation of the history of the concept of genocide, the development of the Genocide Convention, and a detailed analysis of the events in Darfur, Sudan

Who: The Center for Human Rights and Justice at the UW School of Law

When: Thursday, April 28, 2005
3:30 – 5:10 p.m.

Where: William H. Gates Hall, Toni Rembe Appellate Courtroom, room 133

Overshadowed by a 21-year civil war which has ravaged southern Sudan, a new and terrible conflict is occurring in the western Darfur region: 2.5 million displaced people, several hundred thousand dead, the destruction of a society that once thrived on diversity. Sudan has been ruled by dictator Omar al-Bashir, who took power in a coup in 1989. Bashir’s regime has wreaked havoc: thousands of Sudanese citizens have been gang-raped and abducted into slavery. The Center for Human Rights and Justice at the UW School of Law presents a compelling and meticulously researched multimedia production that addresses the issues and causes of these appalling events. Because the atrocities are not as widely publicized, there has been little analysis of the full scope and how they relate to the use of the term ‘genocide.’ The presentation will also show how citizens can become involved and an active part of the solution to this crisis. The presenters are five UW law students with a strong interest in human rights.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow immediately.

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