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Do War Crime Trials Do More Harm Than Good?

Centre for the Study of Human Rights alumni event with the Crimes of War Project


Intuitively all defenders of human rights are in favour of war crime trials. But can the idea of an international code of criminal law survive the realpolitik of states trading insults over who has been most complicit? Will war crimes become as familiar as ordinary criminal trials are today, or is it merely a passing liberal fad?

Richard Goldstone is a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and is currently a member of the UN appointed committee investigating allegations regarding the Iraq Oil for Food Program. Leslie Vinjamuri is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and consultant to Europe and US based NGOs on issues of transitional justice and US foreign policy.


Speaker(s):

Professor Richard Goldstone | talks
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 May 2007 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Old Theatre
LSE Old Building
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE
020 7955 6043
http://www.lse.ac.uk/events
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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Tickets:

Free

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