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Cultural Destruction in Armed Conflict: The Attack on Yemen’s Heritage and Why It Matters

September 12, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

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WCC; 2004 Classroom

This event will examine the destruction of cultural heritage in armed conflict with a focus on the recent harm done to archaeological, historic, and religious sites in Yemen. It will also discuss legal protections and ground-level responses. Speakers will include Robert Bevan, author of the new book Monumental Lies: Culture Wars and the Truth about the Past, and Eman Homaid, executive director of the INSAF Center for Defending Freedoms & Minorities, a Yemeni nongovernmental organization. The conversation will be moderated by Bonnie Docherty of Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.

The event is co-sponsored by the Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative at HLS’s International Human Rights Clinic and by HLS’s Program on Law & Society in the Muslim World. Lunch will be served.

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