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Armenia 2020: An Ancient Land and a Modern Miracle
April 17 - April 29
Armenia is traditional tales of the past.
Armenia is magnificent mountains.
Armenia is glowing sunsets over thrumming cities.
Armenia is sensational sunrises.
Armenia is us.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
The Armenian Bar Association welcomes the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association and, together, we are pleased to offer this amazing opportunity to experience lore, legend, and law in Armenia. Join the group for exciting sightseeing excursions, official visits, and cultural events. There are multiple opportunities to sightsee. See itinerary below.
Armenian Bar Association Annual Meeting Agenda
April 21 –
Yerevan State University
8:30 a.m. – Registration and Business Meeting
9:35 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks
Professor Gagik Ghazinyan – Dean, Yerevan State University Faculty of Law; Academic Member, National Academy of Sciences
Honorable Rousdam Badasyan – Minister of Justice, Republic of Armenia
Honorable Arman Tatoyan – Human Rights Defender, Republic of Armenia
10:00 a.m. – Human Rights: State of the Nation Before and After the Velvet Revolution
Tevan Poghosyan – President of the Center for International Human Development (ICHD); Adviser to the President of Armenia
Arman Tatoyan – Human Rights Defender, Republic of Armenia
Ara Zohrabyan – President of Chamber of Advocates, Republic of Armenia
Garo Ghazarian – Member, Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association; Co-Chair, Armenian Rights Watch Committee (ARWC)
11:45 a.m. – Representing Armenian Interests in Foreign and International Tribunals – panel discussion
Honorable Yeghishe Kirakosyan – Armenia’s Representative to the European Court of Human Rights; Chairman of the Constitutional Reform Professional Commission
Karnig Kerkonian – Vice-Chairman, Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association; Co-Chair, Armenian Rights Watch Committee (ARWC); Co-Chair, Artsakh Legal Initiative Committee (ALIC)
Levon Gevorgyan – Managing Attorney Tax Practice at Deloitte Armenia
Armen K. Hovannisian – Member, Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association; Chair, Armenian Genocide Reparations Committee – (AGRC)
1:30 p.m. – Luncheon, Tufenkian Hotel
Keynote Speaker – Honorable Raffi K. Hovannisian, First Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Armenia; Founder, Armenian Bar Association
3:00 p.m. – Meeting of the Board of Governors
5:30 p.m. – Reception
Headquarters of the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, hosted by the Honorable Zareh Sinanyan, Diaspora High Commissioner, Republic of Armenia
April 22 –
9:00 a.m. – (Meet at Marriott Hotel)
Visits and meetings:
- National Assembly
- Supreme Judicial Council
- Armenia’s International Arbitration Executive Office
- Ministry of Justice
- Chamber of Advocates
5:00 p.m. – Press Conference
Armenian Genocide Memorial – Tsitsernakabert
Itinerary (for those with Levon Travel):
- Arrival in Yerevan; transfer to hotel; welcome lunch or dinner
- Madenataran (Museum of Ancient Manuscripts); Cascade (Museum of Contemporary Art); Tour of Republic Square and Opera Theater
- Yerevan State University – CLE presentations, luncheon keynote speaker, reception (see above)
- Visits with legislative and judicial branches of government; Press Conference and Genocide Memorial (see above)
- Dilijan; Lake Sevan: Haghartsin Monastery; Areni Winery for tasting and tour
- Etchmiadzin, Sardarabad
- Garni Pagan Temple; Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site); lavash bread making; Vernissage local artifacts
- Transfer to airport or optional visit to Artsakh (see below)
- overnight in Yerevan (1 night) for optional Artsakh travelers
- Transfer to airport
Two optional Artsakh excursions:
April 17-19, 2020, members of the Armenian Bar Association Board of Governors will travel to Artsakh on a working visit to continue our programs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Artsakh State University and the Office of the Human Rights Defender. All members are welcome to attend. Please contact us for more details.
April 26-28, 2020, there is a second optional sightseeing tour planned with BHBA and LACBA members.
We express our deepest gratitude to the Human Rights Defender’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and Yerevan State University for their warm welcome and invaluable assistance.
Hotel & Travel
Those wishing to make lodging and airplane reservations may contact Lorig Titizian @ Levon Travel @ 818-552-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org