Please join Harvard Human Rights Journal and HLS Advocates for Human Rights for a symposium on international criminal courts and tribunals. Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY, will give the keynote address, entitled “Where Has International Criminal Law Taken Us and Where Can it Go?”


The first panel, “The Laws of War: Enforcement in Human Rights versus International Criminal Courts,”  will feature Judge Robert Spano of the European Court of Human Rights; Nema Milaninia of the ICTY in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor; Fergal Gaynor of the International Criminal Court Victims Division; and Professor Michael Newton from Vanderbilt Law School. Alex Whiting, former prosecutor for the ICTY and ICC, will serve as moderator.


The second panel, “Prosecuting a War: Justice for Syria?,” will feature Emily Hutchinson and Jim Hooper of the Public International Law and Policy Group, and Federica D’Alessandra from the Harvard Kennedy School. All three panelists have been involved in Syria fact-finding missions, and Ms. Hutchinson and Mr. Cooper have participated in negotiations with key members of the moderate coalition. Susan Farbstein from the Harvard Human Rights Program will moderate the panel.

Read the full program here.