International Conference on The Slobodan Milosević Trial: The Verdict
Draft Programme

International Conference on

The Slobodan Milosevic Trial: The Verdict

 

The Irish Centre for Human Rights

National University of Ireland, Galway

 

Location:

AM150 - Mairtin O'Tnuthail Theatre

Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway Campus

 

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, Cleveland, USA)

 

29-30 April 2006

 

Saturday 29 April

 

10:00               Welcome and Opening Remarks

                        Prof. William A. Schabas

                        Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

 

10:15               Panel I

Milosevic in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo: What the Trial Proved

                        Chair: Prof. Michael Scharf

Speakers:

Stephen Kay QC, Court-assigned counsel to Slobodan Milosević

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

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

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

 

11.30                              Coffee Break

 

12:00               Open Discussion on Panel I presentations

 

13:00               Lunch

 

14:30               Panel II

The Procedure.  What Went Wrong, What Went Right, and Was it Fair?

                        Chair: Prof. Colm Campbell

Speakers:

Gillian Higgins, Court-assigned counsel to Slobodan Milosević

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

Professor Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University

Joanne Williams, Researcher for Court-assigned counsel

 

16:00               Coffee Break

 

16:30               Open Discussion on Panel II presentations

 

18:00               Conclusion of first day

 

Sunday 30 April

 

10:00               Panel III

Impact and Legacy of the Trial; Lessons for Transitional Justice

                        Chair: Prof. Michael Scharf

Speakers:

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).

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

 

11:15               Coffee Break

 

11:30               Open Discussion on Panel III presentations

 

12:15               Conclusions

                        Chair: Prof. William Schabas

Panelists

Stephen Kay QC, Court-assigned counsel to Slobodan Milosević

Professor Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University

 

13:00               End of conference