2010-2011 War Crimes Speaker Series

Canadian and Internationalized Accountability Efforts for Serious International Crimes

Robert Petit, Counsel at the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section of Justice Canada, shared his thoughts on the Canadian experience with universal jurisdiction, particularly through the implementation of the Canadian Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act. He also discussed his experience as International Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Fighting for Accountability in Kenya: The ICC, The Kenyan Government, and The World

George Kegoro and Samwel Mukira Mohochi, two members of Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice, discussed their extensive work with the ICC in Kenya, the ongoing investigation, and the issue of witness protection. The event was planned in collaboration with the Open Society Institute, one of the WCRO’s core funders.

Accountability for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide: Trials of Milosevic and Other Tyrants

Judith Armatta, author of The Twilight of Impunity, spoke about her experiences covering the Milosevic Trial, as well as other war crimes cases.

Increasing Access to Justice for Rape Survivors in Eastern Congo

Natacha Thys, a WCL Alumna and Deputy Director for the Africa Division at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, discussed her experiences working with mobile courts in Eastern Congo. She also screened a short documentary film about the courts’ efforts to bring justice to rape survivors.