A N N O U N C I N G
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
on the Right to Self Determination and
the United Nations:
From Minority Rights to Political Independence
(
Democratizing the International System
11-13 August, 2000
Concurrent with the United Nations 52nd Sub-Commission
Hotel Park Forum, Geneva
In support of the UN Working Group's declared
interest in encouraging the holding of regional
seminars on minority and group rights,
IHRAAM and the ICHR will co-sponsor
The
First International Conference on the
Right to Self-Determination and the United
Nations:  Exploring the Peoples'
Fundamental Human Right to Democratic
Choice, Ranging From Minority Rights to
Political Independence
and the effects of
just demands for self-determination on the
functionality of the international system.
Conference Themes
and speakers
Social Events
Venue
Travel
Resolutions resulting from the Conference deliberations
will be submitted to the UN Commission on Human
Rights, as well as to the UN Working Group on Minorities
and other pertinent bodies.
The Conference will be the first in an ongoing series,
permitting the international community the needed latitude
to explore issues of extreme relevance to our time related
to the preventive management or resolution of internal
ethnic conflict or low intensity warfare (often referred to as
terrorism) in furtherance of democratic transformation of
the international system.
Pertinent Documents
and Other Information
The Conference will foster discussion on whether such
just demands will lead to collective restorative justice and
greater democracy or to international systemic overload,
economic malfunction and chaos. It will attract Government
Representatives, UN officials, International NGOs, Civil
Society Representatives and Representatives from salient
minority groups and nations, who will explore a series of
Conference Themes introduced by a distinguished roster
of experts.
ICHR
International  Council
for Human Rights
                             IHRAAM
International Human Rights
Association of American Minorities