Time to End Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage: A Human Rights Call to Action


In her role as U.N. Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Professor Karima Bennoune (University of California - Davis School of Law) is taking part in a discussion of the special report she will present to the United Nations General Assembly. 


  • Karima Bennoune
  • Pablode Greiff (Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation & guarantees of non?recurrence)
  • Omara Khan Massoudi (Former Director of  the National Museum  of Afghanistan, UNESCO Consultant, Kabul)
  • Father Najeeb Michael (Director of the Research Dominican Center, Erbil, Iraq)
  • Diane Alai (Representative of the Bahai International Community to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Kristen Carpenter (Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School)

Moderator: Dr. Ousseina Alidou (Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, Rutgers University)

With a performance by Malian artist Yacouba Sissako and video message from Maestro Placido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra

Date and Location

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
U.N. Headquarters
New York