Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium

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), and war crimes courts in Serbia and Bosnia.

The afternoon session will cover 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.

Keynote speech by Judge Christine van den Wyngaert (invited). Confirmed speakers include 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), Andrew Clapham (South Sudan), and Stephen Rapp (Syria and South Sudan).

The conference will be held at the Le Méridien Grand Hotel in Nuremberg, Germany, on Friday 25 May 2018, from 9am to 5pm.

Please find the program here.

Registration is now open.

In order to register for the event please fill in the registration form below.

Event Registration Form 2018

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Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg
Albrecht Dürer Saal
Bahnhofstraße 1-3
90402 Nuremberg