Forthcoming Events 


TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2016, 18.00-20.00

Guarantees of non-recurrence: the future of dealing with the past 

A public lecture by Pablo de Greiff

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Pablo de Greiff became UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence on 1 May 2012. Since 2015 he is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transitional Justice Program at the Centre for human rights and global justice at the School of Law, New York University.

De Greiff’s career has always combined academic research and involvement with policy issues. Before becoming the Director of Research at International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) a position he held from 2001 to 2014, he was a tenured professor in Philosophy, published extensively on transitions to democracy, democratic theory, and the relationship between morality, politics, and law, edited ten books, and continues to lecture in many countries and universities across Europe, the Americas, and Africa. He has also provided advice to a wide range of Governments, the UN and non-governmental organizations, particularly victims’ organizations, truth commissions and multilateral institutions in the area of transitional justice, gender issues and the linkages between justice, security and development.

This public lecture is part of a series of events celebrating the

10th anniversary of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict

Co-sponsored by the London Transitional Justice Network: 

Room USG19/20, 18th October 6-8pm

A brief reception will follow

University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, Stratford E15 1NF 

Please contact Sally Holt for further information: 

Accountability for Mass Atrocities in Syria and Beyond

Safra Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) Strand Campus
27/06/2016 (12:00-13:30)
Chair: Dr Rachel Kerr

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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.

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