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UNU-ISP Symposium

International Criminal Justice System at a Crossroads

Overview

Date: Friday, 7 June 2013

Time: 14:45 -16:30

A reception will start at 14:00

Location: Elizabeth Rose Hall, UNU Headquarters 5F
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Organizers: UNU-ISP

Languages: English

Contact:

Vesselin Popovsk,UNU-ISP : popovski@unu.edu

The UNU-ISP symposium "International Criminal Justice System at a Crossroads" will examine the evolution and challenges of the international criminal justice system, and its relationship to and impact on domestic accountability, truth and reconciliation processes in conflict-prone and post-conflict countries. The keynote speaker will be Masatoshi Sugiura, Director of the International Peace Cooperation Office, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.

The international criminal justice system was developed to investigate war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, and to prosecute individual perpetrators for the commission of these crimes. From the international tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia, to the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and "hybrid" tribunals, the international criminal justice has confronted considerable challenges. Issues of complementarity, temporal jurisdiction, due process, the granting of immunities and the selectivity of prosecution interact to paint a web of complexity that is both academically challenging and rich a policy dilemma. The symposium will address these important issues.

Mr. Sugiura’s keynote speech will be followed by comments from Dr. Vesselin Popovski (UNU-ISP) and Prof. Yasushi Higashizawa (Meiji Gakuin University), and a discussion session moderated by Prof. Sukehiro Hasegawa (Hosei University).

Registration

To register for this event, please click on the link below and complete the registration form by 5:00 p.m. on 6 June, 2013.

Draft Programme

14:45-15:00

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. David Malone
    Rector, UNU

Introduction of the keynote speaker

  • Dr. Vesselin Popovski
    Senior Academic Programme Officer, UNU-ISP
15:00-15:40

Keynote speech

  • "International Criminal Justice System at a Crossroads"
    Mr. Masatoshi Sugiura

    Director, International Peace Cooperation Office, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
15:40-16:00

Comments

  • Prof. Yasushi Higashizawa
    Professor, Meiji Gakuin University (TBC)
  • Dr. Vesselin Popovski
    Senior Academic Programme Officer, UNU-ISP
16:00-16:30

Discussion

  • moderator
    Prof. Sukehiro Hasegawa
    Professor, Hosei University / Visiting Professor, UNU-ISP

 


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