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Building Peace in Post-Conflict Situations

ATLAS Project Conference

17th February 2011

This event is kindly sponsored by the European Union under its 7th Framework Programme.

What is this event about?
This conference falls within the ATLAS project (Armed Conflicts, Peacekeeping; Transitional Justice - Law as Solution), that involves several research institutions across Europe and is funded by the European Commission under it 7th Framework Programme. The aim of the project is to make recommendations to the European Union as to how the Union could best improve its external policy in conflict and post-conflict situations, with particular consideration of transitional justice institutions.


8:30 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome - Context of the Symposium
Robert McCorquodale
, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

9:15 - 10:45
Session 1: Beyond the Courts Methods

Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, Chair of the Human Rights Centre and Professor, School of Law, University of Essex, Member of the ETJN
Dr Louise Mallinder
, University of Ulster, Transitional Justice Institute
•Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Dr Shane Darcy
, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr Richard Burchill
, Director, McCoubrey Centre for International Law, Law School, University of Hull

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Case studies - ATLAS Field missions

Faria Medjouba, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

•Transitional Justice in Sierra Leone and Cambodia
Alex Bates
, Barrister, Former International Prosecutor (Kosovo and Cambodia)
•EUPM and EUFOR Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fidelma Donlon
, Deputy Registrar, Special Court for Sierra Leone

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Legal Issues in international prosecution

Christopher Staker, 39 Essex Street

Professor Robert Cryer
, Birmingham Law School
•Impact of international prosecution on domestic trials/ cooperation
Dr Olympia Bekou
, Head of the HRLC's International Criminal Justice Unit, University of Nottingham
•Universal jurisdiction - is there a role for prosecution by third states
Dr Chaloka Beyani
, London School of Economics

15:00 - 15:20

15:20 - 16:45
Session 4: Reparation of victims

Dr Clara Sandoval, Senior Lecturer, School of Law as well, Co-convenor of the ETJN Member of the Human Rights Centre

•Reparation for Children
Dr Jenny Kuper
, London School of Ecomomics
•Gender-based Approach
Catalina Díaz
, University of Oxford
•Different Models used by the International Courts
Carla Ferstman

16:45 - 17:15
Closing Remarks
Judge Shireen Avis Fisher
, Justice of Appeals, Special Court for Sierra Leone


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