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The International Conference European Conscience and Communism , Prague, 2-3 June 2008

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Conferinţa Internaţională "European Conscience and Communism", Praga, 2008

In the interval 2-3 June, The Commission for Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions of the Senate of the Czech Republic organized the conference European Conscience and Communism . The IICCR was represented by Luciana Jinga, expert within the Documentation and Research Office. Among the participants one can mention Václav Havel , former dissident and President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic , Miroslav Lehký , Vice-director, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic , Profesor Dr. Michael Kißener ,Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, Lee Edwards , Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial, USA, Emanuelis Zingeris , Director of the International Committee for the Assessment of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania,Hans Altendorf , Director of the State Security Archives, Lukasz Kaminski , Institute of National Remembrance, Poland, Pavel Žáček , Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic, Göran Lindblad , Member of the Swedish Parliament and Member of the Political Affairs Committee of the Permanent Assembly of the Council of Europe . The works of the Conference were followed by the elaboration of the Prague Declaration. The Declaration has been drafted to express a common position shared by all those involved in the investigation of the crimes and abuses of the communist regimes. Here comes the full text of the Prague Declaration.