Feb 2 Fighting corruption & advocating for human rights in Armenia

The Inaugural Stephen & Chacke Scallen Lecture in Human Rights
Principled Voices:
Edmon Marukyan, "Fighting corruption and advocating for human rights in Armenia"
Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:30 pm lecture, reception immediately following
Humphrey Forum (West Bank), 301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 

Corruption has become a devastating concern for developing countries, especially in the post-Soviet area, hindering economic growth and development at all levels,
increasingly fostering environments ripe for human rights violations.

Edmon Marukyan is a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and the Chairman of the Council of Bright Armenia oppositional party. Before being elected to Parliament in 2012, Mr. Marukyan was a human rights advocate and the Chairman of the human rights NGO, Center for Strategic Litigations. He has worked to promote and protect human rights, strengthen democracy, and sustain civil society in Armenia. Mr. Marukyan holds a Master's degree in Jurisprudence from the Public Administration Academy of Armenia and an LL.M. with a concentration in International Human Rights Law from the University of Minnesota.

Event is free and open to the public
RSVP requested but not required
Hosted by the Human Rights Program
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Institute for Global Studies, the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair 
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