NEW YORK, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- March of the Living International will mark the 80th anniversary of the Nuremberg Laws and the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials with a gathering of leading international jurists, legal scholars and political leaders from around the world organized with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and Jagiellonian University in Krakow on May 4th. Former Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler and Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz are co-chairs with Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Honorary Chair.
A "Supreme Court Justices Panel" on "Justice After Nuremberg: What Have We Learned?" will feature Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella,; Lord John Dyson of the UK; Chief Justice Sam Rugege of the Rwandan Supreme Court; and former President of the Israeli Supreme Court Dorit Beinisch, A second "Ministers of Justice Panel" on "The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights: Universal Lessons for the Preventing and Combatting of Mass Atrocity in Our Time" will include former Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno Ocampo; Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked; former French Justice Minister Robert Badinter.
"In 2016, let us commemorate the Double Entendre of Nuremberg – May this be not only an act of remembrance for the victims of racism and antisemitism but also be a remembrance to act – so that we are each are, the guarantors of each other's destiny," said Cotler.
Dershowitz added, "Nuremberg conjures up two opposite images of law, one negative, the other positive. Rights come from a recognition of wrongs. The Nuremberg laws represent the wrongs, and the Nuremberg trials reflect the rights that grew of the acknowledgment of those terrible wrongs."
"Each March of the Living we add a unique educational. This year we have a special opportunity to provide a historical perspective on the contemporary mass atrocities that afflict our common humanity," said the chairman of MOL, Shmuel Rosenman.
The March of the Living is an annual educational program, which brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Since the first March of the Living was held in 1988, over 250,000 participants, from 52 countries, have marched down the same 3-kilometer path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day as a silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust.
This year's March of the Living will take place from May 4st to 15th. Visit www.motl.org.
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