Event Date: March 9, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 57 Louis Pasteur, Fauteux Hall: FTX570
Presented by CIPS and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Now entering its fifth year, the Syrian civil war has been marked by an incessant stream of mass atrocities and human rights violations. Will justice ever be served for the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria? Can all sides – the Syrian regime, rebel militants, ISIS, etc. – be held accountable for the rights violations they have wrought upon civilians in the region? How can and should evidence of such abuses be collected and will such evidence ever be brought to bear in a courtroom? These questions will be addressed by William Wiley and Nerma Jelacic of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a private NGO that has worked to collect and protect evidence of mass atrocities committed during the Syria civil war.
William Wiley is the Founder and Director of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA). William formerly worked in the Canada DoJ war crimes unit, Office of the Prosecutor at both the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as well as Rwanda and in the International Criminal Court.
Nerma Jelacic is the Director of External Relations and Communications at the Commission for International Justice and Accountability. Nerma was formerly the Head of Communications for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Director and co-founder of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), as well as an editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
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