Three Weddings and 8,000 funerals

Command and Responsibility at Srebrenica revisited: The Mladić and Karadžić Trials and the Legacy of the Yugoslavia Tribunal.

Professor James Gow, King’s College London

Location
War Studies Meeting Room (K. 6.07)
Category
Lecture
When
21/03/2017 (18:00-19:30)

Registration URL
http://bit.ly/2mjlDOF

In 2013, Professor James Gow was awarded a 3-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to examine the defining trial of the ICTY, that of Ratko Mladić, and its impact on the evolution of international criminal justice.  Here, he will discuss the trial and reflect on the Tribunal’s historical legacy, particularly the significant wealth of evidence regarding the genocide at Srebrenica in July 1995 presented in both the Mladić trial, and that of Bosnian Serb political leader, Radovan Karadžić. Does this evidence finally answer the question of who, ultimately, was responsible?  Contrary to widespread assumptions and the verdict in the Karadžić case, can it be that Mladić holds sole responsibility, and Karadžić was not directly involved?

James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security and Director of the International Peace and Security Programme at King’s College London. He has been a close observer of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since its inception, twenty-four years ago, and also a direct participant in its proceedings.  Professor Gow served four years as an expert advisor to the Office of the Prosecutor, was the first witness to be called at the ICTY and testified in several cases subsequently.  He has published widely on issues to do with the Yugoslav War, war crimes and visual representations of conflict (books include: War and War Crimes (2013), Prosecuting War Crimes: Lessons and Legacies of the ICTY (2013); War, Image and Legitimacy (2007), The Serbian Project and its Adversaries: A Strategy of War Crimes (2003) and Triumph of the Lack of Will: International Diplomacy and the Yugoslav War (1997).

Whither Transitional Justice? US policy, past experience and future prospects

Zachary Kaufman in conversation with Rachel Kerr

Monday 9 May, 1200-1330

War Studies Meeting Room, K6.07

King’s Building, Strand Campus

King’s College London

Zachary D. Kaufman, JD, Ph.D., is a Fellow (starting July 1, Senior Fellow) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as a Visiting Fellow at both Yale Law School and Yale University’s Genocide Studies Program. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to academia, he worked on transitional justice issues while serving at the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court. He is the author or editor of three books: United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics (2016); Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World (2012); and After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond (2009).