Ukrainian bar to host online event on war crimes tribunals

Ukrainian bar to host online event on war crimes tribunals

The Ukrainian Bar Association has invited lawyers from around the world to attend an online event exploring the history of war crimes tribunals and what lessons can be applied to the war in Ukraine.

Dr Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association (IBA), will be interviewed by Inna Liniova, executive director of the Ukrainian Bar Association, over Zoom on Wednesday 7 September.

One of the leading world experts in international law, Dr Ellis served as legal advisor to the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and was appointed by the OSCE to advise on the creation of Serbia’s War Crimes Tribunal.

He was actively involved with the Iraqi High Tribunal and also acted as legal consultant to the defense team of Nuon Chea at the Cambodian War Crimes Tribunal (ECCC). He also assisted in the Hashim Thaci case before the Kosovo Special Chamber (KSC).

In 2013, Dr Ellis was admitted to the list of assistants to counsel of the International Criminal Court. In 2015, he was appointed as chair of the UN-created Advisory Panel on Matters Relating to Defence Counsel of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (previously to the ICTY and ICTR).

The event will take place on Wednesday at 2.30pm Irish/UK time and attendance can be secured by registering online.

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