News Release: Law, Religion and Ethics

Mar. 10,  2009

Human Rights Advocate Irwin Cotler to Speak March 16

News Article ImageIrwin Cotler

WHO: Irwin Cotler, Canadian Parliamentarian and Former Minister of Justice

WHAT: "The Danger of a Genocidal and Nuclear Iran: The Responsibility to Prevent," inaugural Harold J. Berman Lecture, presented by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University

WHEN: Monday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tull Auditorium, Emory Law School, 1301 Clifton Road on the main Emory Campus

PARKING: Free in Lowergate South Parking Deck, off Gambrell Drive. Follow directional signs.

COST: Free and open to the public. Click here for more information on the lecture, or call 404.712.8710

SPONSOR: The Henry Luce Foundation

CO-SPONSOR: Atlanta Jewish Times

Cotler will argue that state parties to the Genocide Convention have the legal duty to hold Iran accountable for its genocidal incitement against Israel. He has issued a Responsibility to Prevent petition, which calls for a series of legal actions by the United Nations and international legal community against Iran and other agents and accessories to genocide.

Cotler’s talk launches the CSLR’s 2009 “When Law and Religion Meet” lecture series and is the inaugural Harold J. Berman Lecture. The Harold J. Berman Lecture was founded in 2009 with a generous grant from the Berman family, friends and supporters. Berman (1918-2007) was Emory’s first Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and is considered the father of the modern study of law and religion.

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