Report SCL Lecture: Prosecuting Genocide and Other International Crimes in Guatemala

Published 22 September 2016

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut hosted a lecture on the prosecution of genocide and other international crimes in Guatemala as part of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series. The lecture was organised in conjunction with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, the International Federation for Human Rights and Impunity Watch.

Moreover, the lecture took place in the context of two of the three new research strands of the Asser Institute, namely Strand A (Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law) and Strand C (Adequate Dispute Settlement and Adjudication in International and European Law). The speakers for the evening were Judge Yassmin Barrios, President of Guatemalan High Risk Tribunal ‘A’ and Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez, President of High Risk Tribunal ‘B’. As both speakers spoke in Spanish, consecutive translation was provided. Dr Christophe Paulussen welcomed and introduced the speakers for the evening.

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