Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Go On! ICTR judge @ New York City Bar

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)
The New York City Bar Committee on African Affairs will host a presentation by Judge Vagn Joensen (right), President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the House of the Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in New York City.
Joensen, who joined the ICTR as an ad litem judge in 2007, previously was a judge at the Danish High Court and at the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. Among the topics that he's slated to discuss:
►  The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, set to start functioning this July 1, about which we've posted here.
►  Significant changes in ICTR rules undertaken since 2007, when Judge Joensen became Chair of the tribunal's Rules Committee.
►  ICTR jurisprudence respecting sexual and gender-based violence.
Details about and registration for this program, which is free and open to the public, here.

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