Professor Simon Payaslian Presents Paper at Ministry of Diaspora in Armenia Conference

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November 27th, 2012

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Professor Payaslian and Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakopyan

Professor Simon Payaslian, holder of the Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, presented a paper entitled “The Effective Implementation of International Human Rights Law: Challenges Facing Armenia in the 21st Century,” at a conference organized by the Ministry of Diaspora in Armenia. The conference took place at the National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, on November 19-20, 2012. Payaslian’s paper emphasized the close relationship between human rights challenges at home and national security considerations. His paper focused on the Office of the Human Rights Defender (or Ombudsman) and its role in promoting and protecting human rights in various policy areas. While in Yerevan, Payaslian also conducted research at the archives of the Charents Museum for Arts and Literature for an article on the Armenian poet Daniel Varoujan.