The “International Conference on the Crime of Genocide” is structured in two thematic areas. The objective of the first area is to address and engage with the multiple dimensions of the crime of genocide in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black sea at the end of Ottoman Empire’s existence. Apart from the historical documentation, the legal aspects of the crime will be examined, as well as its contemporary sociopolitical and cultural implications for our volatile region, where the Western and the Islamic worlds meet. In this very context, it is crucial to highlight the importance of the international recognition of the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire which will, eventually, lead to a peaceful coexistence and collaboration in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The second thematic area shall focus on other well-known cases of genocide from different parts of the world, thus providing a comparative approach and a contextualized understanding of a crime that is still haunting humanity.