THURSDAY, 9 JUNE 2016, 18.30-20.00
The Minutes of Evidence Project
Date: Thursday, 9 June 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Venue: Graham Wallas Room, 5th floor, Old Building, LSE
Speaker: Jennifer Balint, University of Melbourne
Discussant: Ralph Wilde, UCL
Chair: Iavor Rangelov, LSE
This event discusses the Minutes of Evidence Project, a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, education experts, performance artists, community members and government and community organizations to promote new modes of publicly engaging with historical and structural injustice. Using the record of an 1881 Parliamentary Inquiry in the colony of Victoria, the project uses theatre, education and research to create ‘meeting points’ to consider Australia’s past, present and future – to spark public conversations about structural justice. In so doing, the project considers the role of the record of law and what can be generated through its reactivation and whether such engagement can serve as an important adjunct to the pursuit of more formal legal avenues for redress and reform.
Jennifer Balint is Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies, Criminology/ School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her work considers the constitutive role of law, with a focus on genocide and state crime. Her book, Genocide, State Crime and the Law: In the Name of the State was published by GlassHouse/Routledge in 2012.
Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London, and the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law. His previous work focused on the concept of trusteeship over people in international law and public policy. His current ERC-funded project is on the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A map of the LSE is available at |http://www.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirections/home.aspx.
MONDAY, 26 JUNE 2016, 12.00-13.30
Please join us at King’s for the following London Transitional Justice Event, organised jointly with SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and the Conflicts, Rights and Justice Centre
Accountability for Mass Atrocities in Syria and Beyond
- Location: Safra Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) Strand Campus
- Category: Lecture
- When: 27/06/2016 (12:00-13:30)
- Chair: Dr Rachel Kerr
- Registration URL: http://bit.ly/1Xu7DwG
- Ambassador Stephen Rapp is a Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Hague Institute for Global Justice. He served as Ambassador-at-Large heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. State Department from 2009 to 2015 where he coordinated US government support to international criminal tribunals, to the International Criminal Court, and to hybrid and national courts responsible for prosecuting persons charged with genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. From January 2007 to September 2009, Ambassador Rapp was the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) responsible for the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and others, and prior to that he served as a Senior Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
- Discussant: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri (SOAS)
- Dr Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-Director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. She is co-editor of Human Rights Futures (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press) and a contributor to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War. Dr Vinjamuri is on the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs where she is also an Associate Fellow on the US Programme.
- The London Transitional Justice Network (LTJN) is an inter-university and interdisciplinary network of scholars, practitioners and policymakers from the wider London area (and beyond) who have research interests in the politics, policies and processes of transitional justice. http://londontjnetwork.org/
- The War Crimes Research Group (WCRG) brings together researchers and practitioners across a range of disciplines and encourages diverse approaches to the study of war crimes and war. Follow us @WarCrimesKCL