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ICTY Global Legacy - Conference Videos


15 -16 November 2011
World Forum conference centre, The Hague

Co-sponsored by the governments of The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Republic of Korea, as well as the Municipality of The Hague and the Open Society Justice Initiative


Day 1: Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Opening Remarks

  • Judge Patrick Robinson, ICTY President (photo)
  • M. Jean-Marc Hoscheit, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to The Netherlands
  • Philippe Brandt, Minister, Embassy of Switzerland to The Netherlands
  • Alison Cole, Legal Officer, International Justice, Open Society Justice Initiative

PANEL 1: The Impact of the Tribunal’s Substantive Jurisprudence on the Elucidation of Customary International Humanitarian Law

Judge Theodor Meron, ICTY Appeals Chamber (photo)
  • Georges Abi-Saab, Professor Emeritus for International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva; former ICTY Judge
  • James Crawford, Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge; Research Professor, Latrobe University, Australia
  • Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Mona Rishmawi, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

PANEL 2: The Impact of the Tribunal on the Future of Global Justice and the Advancement and Enforcement of Human Rights

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (photo)
  • Richard Dicker, Director, International Justice Programme, Human Rights Watch
  • Diane Orentlicher, Deputy, Office of War Crimes Issues, United States Department of State; Professor of International Law, American University (on leave)
  • Stephen Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, United States Department of State
  • William Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University, London
  • Patricia Viseur Sellers, Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Day 2: Wednesday, 16 November 2011

PANEL 3: The Interaction of Common and Civil Law Procedures in the Work of the Tribunal: Efficiency and Fairness in Complex International Trials

Judge Patrick Robinson, ICTY President (photo)
  • Claus Kress, Professor of Criminal Law and Public International Law, Cologne University
  • Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, former ICTY President
  • Judge Alphons Orie, ICTY Trial Chamber
  • Michele Papa, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Florence, Italy; Visiting Professor (fall 2011), Columbia Law School, New York

PANEL 4: The Tribunal’s Jurisprudential Contribution to the Clarification of the Core Crimes of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes

Judge Fausto Pocar, ICTY Appeals Chamber (photo)
  • Paola Gaeta, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva; Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • Stephen Mathias, Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United Nations
  • Rein Müllerson, Professor and President, Tallinn University Law School

Conclusion of the Conference

  • Marjolein de Jong, Deputy Mayor for Culture, City Marketing, and International Affairs, Municipality of The Hague
  • Ed Kronenburg, Secretary-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands (photo)
  • Judge Patrick Robinson, ICTY President