Event information

3 March 2016

Reparations for Past Mass Crimes

Event

What are the current challenges regarding reparations for past mass crimes? What role for the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights or for national jurisdictions? What about the victims?

These issues will be discussed and debated by the panelists, who will notably address challenges related to the identification of claims submitted to domestic and international courts, the identification of victims, available remedies, as well as the gathering of evidence of injuries and damages.

Welcome remarks

Philippe Kalfayan, Associate Researcher and Event Coordinator, Human Rights Research Centre, University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas

Introduction

Professor Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Professor Olivier de Frouville, Director of the Human Rights Research Centre, University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas

Moderation

Professor Paola Gaeta, Director of the Law Department, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Panelists

Christian Tomuschat, Emeritus Professor, Humboldt University in Berlin, former member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and of the United Nations International Law Commission: ‘Reparations of past mass crimes : a global perspective’

Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights: ‘The relevance of the ECHR for judging crimes of the past’

Mathias Forteau, Professor at the University of West Paris / Nanterre La Défense, member of the United Nations International Law Commission: ‘The practical challenges of mass crimes reparations‘

Video

Location

A1A I Maison de la Paix (chemin, Eugène-Rigot 2) I Geneva

Access

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix