Reinforcing International Criminal Justice: Building on the Work of the 1943-48 UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) Thu, 2014-11-20 20:35

On the 19th of November a panel comprised of Professor Kevin Jon Heller, Shanti Sattler, Dr Mark Ellis, Dr Lutz Oette, and Dr Dan Plesch discussed the International Criminal Court (ICC) in relation to new evidence of national war crime trials held after World War II. This new evidence was discussed in the context of complementary justice, torture, and the prosecution of sexual crimes and low-level criminals. Professor Heller served as Human Rights Watch?s external legal adviser on the trial of Saddam Hussein and currently teaches Criminal Law at SOAS, University of London. Shanti Sattler is the assistant director of the War Crimes Project at SOAS. Dr Mark Ellis is the Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA), leading some of the foremost law firms and individual lawyers in the world. Dr Oette is Counsel at REDRESS and a lecturer in law at the School of Law, SOAS. Dr Plesch is the Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS.