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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: Recent Legal Controversies at the UN Yugoslav Tribunal

Doughty Street Chambers, London

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Dr Kevin Heller, Professor of Criminal Law, SOAS, University of London
John RWD Jones QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Elies van Sliedregt, Dean and Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House


This seminar, part of a series on international criminal law co-hosted by Doughty Street Chambers and the International Law Programme, will discuss the recent controversies at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It will particularly consider the acquittals of Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac and the former Yugoslav army chief Momcilo Perisic as well as the recusal of Judge Frederik Harhoff in the Vojislav Seselj case. It will examine the implications of these judgements and their contribution to the ICTY's jurisprudence.

The meeting will be followed by an open drinks reception from 19:30.

This event is accredited for 1.5 CPD points.