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Genocide was first recognised as a crime under international law by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. The crime was then codified by the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The heart of the offence is targeted actions aimed at the destruction of a particular group of people. Andrew Cayley has investigated and prosecuted genocide in both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cambodia. In this lecture he will explore the origins of the crime and share his experiences of investigating and prosecuting the 'crime of crimes'.
For LJMU's Athena Lecture Series, this year’s special guest is the award winning Samira Ahmed who will present a lecture around the International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme '#PressforProgress'.
With the recent developments nationally around gender equality, discrimination against women generally, intersectionality and visibility of women from other protected characteristics, gender pay gap and reporting, we are told we shouldn't be complacent and we must '#Pressforchange'.
Samira, has been passionate about inclusivity and promotion throughout her career and will be talking about her own experiences, how she was able to navigate her way to a successful role in the media. Samira will share her top tips for career progression.
Whilst Philip Courtenay periodically refreshes the video content of his Re:LODE installation (created with Yellow House), he invites people to participate in the process, contributing to the work’s themes of human geography, geopolitics and digital communication.