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Human Rights for Minorities

Max van der Stoel, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, will lecture on Human Rights, the Prevention of Conflict and the International Protection of Minorities at LSE on Tuesday 19 October.

Mr van der Stoel is also Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Iraq. The lecture will be chaired by LSE's Professor Fred Halliday.

The lecture is dedicated to Neelan Tiruchelvam, one of the world's most influential and determined advocates for human rights and the rights of minorities, who was assassinated on July 29 of this year for his efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sri Lanka.

This forms part of LSE's Spanning the Centuries lecture series and is the third 'overview' lecture on critical debates in human rights.

It will take place in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London at 5.30pm.

This is a free, unticketed event. We suggest early arrival in order to secure a seat at the Old Theatre.

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Note to Editors

If you require further details, please contact Sharon Shalev by e mail: human.rights@lse.ac.uk| or on Tel: 020 7955 6532.

12 October 1999

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