International Conference on The Slobodan Milosević Trial: The Verdict

International Conference on The Slobodan Milosevic Trial:  The Verdict


An assessment of the trial of Slobodan Milosević, bringing together leading international experts on the trial itself, and on international criminal justice.  The conference will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the trial, and evaluate its contribution to justice and peace.

Confirmed speakers include:

Stephen Kay QC, Court-assigned counsel to Slobodan Milosević

Gillian Higgins, Court-assigned counsel to Slobodan Milosević

Michael Johnson, former Chief of Prosecutions, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Grant Dawson, Legal Officer, Trial Chamber III, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Col. Colm Doyle, formerly head, European Union Monitoring Mission, Sarajevo and personal representative of Lord Peter Carrington

Professor Michael Scharf, co-author of Slobodan Milosević on Trial (Continuum, 2002), described by the London Times as ‘the best account’ of the proceedings.

Professor David Scheffer, Northwestern University, former Ambassador at large for War Crimes, US Dept of State

Professor William Schabas, author of The UN International Criminal Tribunals (Cambridge, 2006).

Ivan Jankovic, Law firm of Mikijelj, Jankovic & Bogdanovic, Belgrade

Professor Paul Williams, co-author of Indictment at the Hague: The Milosevic Regime and Crimes of the Balkan Wars (NYU Press, 2001).

Joanne Williams, Researcher for Court-assigned counsel

Professor Colm Campbell, Transitional Justice Institute, Belfast & Derry.

The two-day programme will be held 29-30 April 2006 at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Galway is approximately 240 km from Dublin.  In addition to regular rail and bus transport from Dublin to Galway, there are flights to Galway airport from London (Luton), Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin.  Shannon Airport is approximately 75 km from Galway, and there is regular bus and taxi transport.

Conference fee:  € 150 / Students: € 25.
Fee includes conference materials, refreshments and some meals.

The Conference is sponsored by:

Irish Centre for Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland); Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster, Derry and Belfast, Northern Ireland); Frederick K. Cox International Law Center (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveand, USA)

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