The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Center for International Human Rights of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law are pleased to announce and invite you to the Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium co-organized in Nuremberg this year on 25 May 2018.
This one-day high-level conference will bring together leading practitioners, including prosecutors and defence counsel from the war crimes tribunals, as well as an academic moderator (Ambassador David Scheffer, Northwestern University) and a scholar (Professor Carsten Stahn, Leiden University) to review and discuss the recent developments in atrocity crimes litigation arising from the practice and jurisprudence of various courts and tribunals.
The morning session will focus on the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor‘s Office (KSC-SPO).
The afternoon session will cover the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), war crimes courts in Serbia and Bosnia, International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM), Habré trial before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal, and the proposed African Union-South Sudan hybrid tribunal.
Confirmed speakers include Norman Farrell (STL), Nicholas Koumjian (ECCC), Caroline Buisman (defense counsel), Xavier-Jean Keita (defense counsel), Andrew Clapham (South Sudan), Stephen Rapp (Syria and South Sudan), Katrina Gustafson (MICT), Natalie von Wistinghausen (defense counsel), David Schwendiman (KSC-SPO), Ivana Zanic (war crimes courts in Serbia and Bosnia), Catherine Marchi-Uhel (IIIM), and Wolfgang Kaleck (Syria).
The conference will be held at the Le Méridien Grand Hotel in Nuremberg, Germany, on Friday 25 May 2018, 9am-5pm. Kindly bear in mind the venue has limited seating.