Workshop Call: Max Planck Trialog on the Law of Peace and War: Vol. III: Reparations for Victims of Armed Conflicts

Workshop Call for engaged Listeners 
Deadline: 15 October 2017
10-11 November 2017 Berlin 
                                        
The MPIL announces the third workshop of the Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War, which will deal with the law on reparations for victims of armed conflict. Awarding reparations is an important cornerstone of addressing past injustices. With a multitude of bodies, be it international tribunals, domestic administrative or judicial bodies or truth commissions, involved in the process of awarding reparations, the legal landscape is utmost complex.
What is the precise content of the obligations under international law, who is the owner of the right and who is obliged to satisfy claims for reparations? Which bodies and which mechanisms have proven successful for awarding reparations and what are the pitfalls? How can special vulnerabilities be addressed, for example in relation to victims of gender-related crimes? These and other questions will be tackled by the three authors of the Trialogue and further invited experts. 
                                        
The three authors of the book who will present their draft chapters are: Cristian Correa (International Center for Transitional Justice, USA); Shuichi Furuya (Waseda University, Japan); Clara Sandoval (University of Essex, UK). 
                                        
The following commentators have confirmed their participation in the workshop: Ruben Carranza (International Center for Transitional Justice); Carla Ferstman (REDRESS); Larissa van den Herik (Leiden University); Mojtaba Kazazi (former Executive head of the United Nations Compensation Commission); Inger Österdahl (Uppsala University); Christoph Sperfeldt (Australian National University); Sir Michael Wood (International Law Commission). 
                                        
Dates: 10 November 2017 (1.30p.m.) – 11 November 2017 (1p.m.)
Venue: Harnack-Haus (Conference Venue of the Max Planck Society), Ihnestr. 16-20, 14195 Berlin 
If you are interested in participating in the audience (not as a speaker), and thus contribute to the discussions, send an application with a cv including a list of relevant publications (if applicable) to Dr. Christian Marxsen (marxsen@mpil.de). 
                                        
The deadline for applications as engaged listeners is 15 October 2017.
Participation is free of charge, but at your own expense; the Max Planck Institute cannot contribute to your travel 
                                        
and accommodation costs. We have reserved a contingent of rooms at the conference venue (Harnack Haus). If you are interested in booking an accommodation (76,10 EUR/night), please indicate in your application. 
                                        
Anne Peters and Christian Marxsen 
More Information here.
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