February 14, 2018
II Round Tables promote informed discussion on current world events and issues. This round table examines the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the future of international prosecution of severe human rights violations. Established in 1993 by the United Nations Security Council, ICTY was the first international court to prosecute war crimes since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials. With 161 indictments in 24 years, including notable political and military leaders, the ICTY boasts substantial accomplishments, and its impact extends beyond legal and political domains to the realm of psychological and sexual violence. As its official activities draw to a close, what are the lasting legacies of the ICTY, and how have subsequent international justice efforts been influenced?
The panel of four experts have direct experience in the ICTY and/or other international justice approaches. They will discuss their own experiences at the international courts and the future of international justice.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, African Studies Center, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Program in International & Comparative Studies
Donia Human Rights Center
Director of the International Policy Center
Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
Penn State University, Dickinson Law
Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, Michigan Law
Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Donia Human Rights Center