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Atrocity and Accountability: International Conference

Organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway and the United Nations University, Tokyo
Galway, Ireland, 15-16 July 2004


Wednesday, 14 July 2004

Welcome reception
Thursday, 15 July 2004
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30 Introductory Remarks

Ramesh Thakur, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo
(Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations)
Iognaid O Muirhurtaigh, President, National University of Ireland, Galway

10:00-13:00 Prosecutorial Strategy of International Criminal Tribunals and Courts

Chair: *David Scheffer, Professor, Georgetown University

Carla del Ponte, Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
David Crane, Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone
Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

14:30-17:00 Independence and Impartiality of International Criminal Tribunals

Chair: Maureen Harding Clark, Judge, International Criminal Court

Luc Côté, Chief of Prosecutions, Special Court for Sierra Leone
William Schabas, Professor and Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights
Diane Amann, Professor, University of California, Davis

19:30 Conference Dinner

Lloyd Axworthy, President of the University of Winnipeg and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada

Friday, 16 July 2004
9:30-13:00 Obstacles to Accountability: Amnesties and Immunities

Chair: Theodor Meron, President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Michael Scharf, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Christine Van den Wyngaert, Professor, University of Antwerp
*George Bizos, Senior Counsel, Legal Resources Centre, Johannesburg

14:30-17:00 Alternatives to Prosecution

Chair: Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Gerald Gahima, Procurator-General, Republic of Rwanda
Catherine Jenkins, Director of the Centre for Law and Conflict, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Ian Martin, Vice-President, International Centre for Transitional Justice

* To be confirmed.