Nuremberg that never happened.The case of Soviet crimes in post-war Lithuania

Nuremberg that never happened.

The case of Soviet crimes in post-war Lithuania

Friday, November 15, 2019

2:30-4pm


Embassy of Lithuania

2622 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Welcome by Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas

Welcoming remarks by Mr. Raimundas Karoblis

Minister of Defence, Lithuania

Main speakers

Dr. Dovilė Sagatienė (Lithuania) Legal historian, Fulbright grantee at Columbia University, New York

Mr. Serguei Parkhomenko (Russia, USA)

Senior Advisor at the Kennan Institute of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC

Comments and remarks

Mr. Jason Steinhauer (USA)

Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University, Pennsylvania

Moderated by

Dr. Peter Roudik

Director of the Global Legal Research Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC

Please join us for a discussion about Soviet crimes and repressions committed in Lithuania and other European countries after the Second World War. The discussion will focus on the legal implications of those crimes for current international affairs, the application of the Genocide Convention, as well as on the awareness of and the inclusion of the Soviet crimes in the education process in the times of hybrid wars and disinformation.

In the last few decades the access to Russian archives was forbidden, while the current situation in Russia makes it extremely difficult for researchers in Russia and abroad to analyze the high crimes committed by the Soviet regime.

The discussion will analyze the implication of the 2019-09 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights regarding Soviet genocide in Lithuania against the partisans (the judgment in Drėlingas v Lithuania case).

Please, RSVP by November 13: rsvp.us@urm.lt