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On November 12, at 19:00, the Media Center will organize an online discussion on the topic of "What can be done to obtain evidence for private and cultural rights restitution in the future? ”.

The speakers will be:

Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, an attorney for the prestigious U.S. national law firm of Nixon Peabody
Meline Mailyan, Lawyer
Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte, Lawyer, Defender of the Rights of the Armenians of Artsakh

What documents should the people need to present in the future in the case of claims for the restoration of private or cultural rights?
We will get the answers to these and a number of other questions from experts.

Armenian-English and English-Armenian consecutive translation will be provided.

Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan is an attorney for the prestigious U.S. national law firm of Nixon Peabody, where she is a litigator who litigates complex commercial and labor and employment matters. Her relevant experience here is that she has litigated cases involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, involving cultural property that was displaced during times of conflict, and was involved in one of the first cases to go to trial in the U.S. regarding art that was taken in violation of international law.

Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is an Armenian-American writer, lecturer, and activist. She wrote Nowhere, a Story of Exile (2012). She has lectured extensively about the plight of Armenians in Azerbaijan in the context of human rights and international law, as well as defending the political rights of Armenians to establish autonomy in Nagorno-Karabakh. She was instrumental in gaining passage by the legislature of the State of Maine of a 2013 resolution recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. In 2015, she was elected member of the Westbrook, Maine City Council.

Meline Mailyan received her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Before opening up Mailyan Law, Ms. Mailyan has worked at a non-profit organization representing clients with immigration, family law and domestic violence issues.
In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Mailyan has been an active member of the Los Angeles Armenian community for over a decade.
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