[Recording] Webinar: Challenges to Prosecuting Paramilitaries: Insights from the former Yugoslavia and SyriaPublished 8 June 2020
June 3, 2020 saw the very first online Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) lecture, titled ‘Challenges to Prosecuting Paramilitaries: Insights from the former Yugoslavia and Syria’.
The SCL lecture series is organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). This specific lecture was also co-organised by the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform.
Christophe Paulussen, T.M.C Asser Instituut Senior Researcher
Serbian Paramilitaries: Insights from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Dr Iva Vukušić, Visiting Research Fellow at Department of War Studies, King’s College London
The rise of Kataib al-Baath (al-Baath Legions) at Aleppo University after 2011
Ali Aljasem, MA, Researcher at the History Department, Utrecht University
Establishing the liability of paramilitary members for atrocity crimes – problems and potentialities
Dr Matthew Gillett, Director, Peace and Justice Initiative and Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.
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About the SCL Lectures
The Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) Lectures Series is a lecture series on international criminal law and has been organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut since 2003, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University (Campus The Hague) and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. The SCL Lecture Series has welcomed the biggest names in international criminal law to the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, such as former ASP Presidents Christian Wenaweser and Tiina Intelmann, former ICC Prosecutor Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Mr. David Crane, former Registrar of the ICC Ms. Silvana Arbia, Prosecutor of the ICTY Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Norman Farrell, Prof. Cherif Bassiouni of DePaul University, Prof. John Dugard of Leiden University, former President of the ICC Philippe Kirsch, Ombudsperson of the Security Council’s 1267 Committee Ms. Kimberly Prost, Benjamin Ferencz, the only surviving Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, and many others.