The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Center for International Human Rights of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law hosted the Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium co-organized in Nuremberg this year on 25 May 2018. This one-day high-level conference brought 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 focused 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), and war crimes courts in Serbia and Bosnia. The afternoon session covered the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), 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), and the proposed African Union-South Sudan hybrid tribunal.
Speakers included Fatou Bensouda (ICC), Xavier-Jean Keïta (ICC), Caroline Buisman (ICC), Katrina Gustafson (MICT), David Schwendiman (KSC-SPO), Ivana Žanic (war crimes courts in Serbia and Bosnia), Nicholas Koumjian (ECCC), Norman Farrell (STL), Natalie von Wistinghausen (STL), Catherine Marchi-Uhel (IIIM), Wolfgang Kaleck (Syria), Dixon Osborn (Syria), Andrew Clapham (South Sudan), and Stephen Rapp (Syria and South Sudan).
Please find the program here.