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Final Legacy Lecture Series on the Story of the ICTY

After 24 years of operations, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will close its doors at the end of this year. To mark this occasion, the ICTY and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School are co-organising a series of four lectures telling the story of the different organs of the Tribunal and the Association of Defence Counsel.

Each lecture will be dedicated to one particular section of the Tribunal, with the aim to present the unique experiences of ICTY staff and those working in Defence, all of whom have played a crucial role in the Tribunal’s work.

This is an exciting opportunity for academics, students, and practitioners to meet and engage with some of the people “behind the scenes” at the Tribunal. The discussions will begin with opening remarks by a high-level speaker from the relevant section – ICTY President Judge Carmel Agius, Deputy Registrar Kate Mackintosh, Deputy Prosecutor Michelle Jarvis, and a representative from the Association of Defence Counsel (ADC) – followed by a moderated panel of four ICTY staff or members of Defence Counsel.

The lectures will take place at Leiden University’s Hague Campus (Wijnhaven, Room 2.02, Turfmarkt 99), from 17:00 – 19:00 hrs, followed by a reception, on the following dates:

5 October 2017 - “The Story of the ICTY Registry: Running a Court - from prison to pro se

Moderator: Kate Mackintosh, Deputy Registrar, ICTY

Panelists:            

  • David Falces, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Maja Ružić, Chief of Interpretation and Translation Services
  • Fraser Gilmour, Commanding Officer, UN Detention Unit
  • Ljiljana Hellman, former Pro Se Liaison Officer, Court Support Services Section

19 October 2017 - “The Story of Defence Counsel practising before the ICTY: Experiences from the Frontlines Defending Justice

 Moderator: Marie O'Leary, ADC-ICT Defence Counsel and Vice President

Panellists:              

  • Colleen Rohan, ADC-ICT Defence Counsel and former President
  • Christopher Gosnell, ADC-ICT Defence Counsel and Vice President
  • Gregor Guy-Smith, ADC-ICTY Defence Counsel and former President
  • Dragan Ivetić, ADC-ICT Defence Counsel and Vice President

2 November 2017 - “The Story of the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor: Starting from Scratch - What We've Learned from 20 Years of OTP Investigations and Prosecutions

Moderator: Douglas Stringer, Senior Appeals Counsel, ICTY Office of the Prosecutor

Panellists:

  • Peter McCloskey, Senior Trial Attorney, ICTY Office of the Prosecutor                     
  • Dorothea Hanson, Analyst, ICTY Office of the Prosecutor
  • Robert Reid, Chief of Operations, ICTY Office of the Prosecutor
  • Laurel Baig, Senior Appeals Counsel, ICTY Office of the Prosecutor

16 November 2017 - “The Story of ICTY Chambers: Behind the scenes insights into trial and appeal proceedings”

                                    Moderator: Jonas Nilsson, Senior Legal Officer, ICTY Trial Chamber

                                     Panellists:           

  • Amir Čengić, Legal Officer, ICTY Appeals Chamber
  • Valérie Gabard, Legal Officer, ICTY Appeals Chamber
  • Christopher Lentz, Legal Officer, ICTY Office of the President
  • Dr Rosalynd Roberts, Legal Officer, ICTY Trial Chamber

Those wishing to attend should register for each lecture at the following e-mail address:  grotiuscentre [at] law.leidenuniv.nl.

For further information on the ICTY Legacy Lecture Series you can contact the ICTY Communications Office at: ICTYlegacydialogues [at] un.org.

The ICTY Legacy Lectures are a part of the “ICTY Legacy Dialogues”, a series of events which aim to ensure that the Tribunal’s contribution to accountability for international crimes will endure after its doors have closed.