Event Date: February 29, 2012 - 5:00 pm Location: Social Science Building , 120 University Private, FSS 4006
WILLIAM SCHABAS, Middlesex University.
Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Center and CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
William A. Schabas is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He also has appointments at the National University of Ireland Galway, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing, the Kellogg College of the University of Oxford, and at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Schabas is editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum. He is President of the Irish Branch of the International Law Association and chair of the International Institute for Criminal Investigation. From 2002 to 2004 he served as one of three international members of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Professor Schabas has worked as a consultant on capital punishment for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, and drafted the 2010 report of the Secretary-General on the status of the death penalty (UN Doc. E/2010/10). He is the author of more than twenty books, including The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), Introduction to the International Criminal Court (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 4th ed.), Genocide in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 2009) and The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 3rd ed.). He has also published more than 300 articles in academic journals, principally in the field of international human rights law and international criminal law. Professor Schabas was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.