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
â¢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
â¢Transitional Justice in Sierra Leone and Cambodia
Alex Bates, Barrister, Former International Prosecutor (Kosovo and Cambodia)
â¢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
â¢Impact of international prosecution on domestic trials/ cooperation
Dr Olympia Bekou, Head of the HRLC's International Criminal Justice Unit, University of Nottingham
â¢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
â¢Reparation for Children
Dr Jenny Kuper, London School of Ecomomics
Catalina DÃaz, University of Oxford
â¢Different Models used by the International Courts
Carla Ferstman, REDRESS
16:45 - 17:15
Judge Shireen Avis Fisher, Justice of Appeals, Special Court for Sierra Leone
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