When:
June 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-06-18T18:30:00+00:00
2019-06-18T20:00:00+00:00
Where:
Hogan Lovells
Holborn
London
EC1A 2FG
Cost:
Free
Contact:

The Prosecution of International Crimes in the UK:  

Present Problems and Future Possibilities

6.30pm Tuesday 18 June 2019

Hogan Lovells, Holborn, London EC1A 2FG

 

To register for this free event please contact administrator@hrla.org.uk

Various pieces of legislation have been enacted in the UK to allow those suspected of having committed international crimes to be prosecuted domestically; the most notable example of such legislation is the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which gives effect to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Despite this, the prosecution of individuals in UK courts for international crimes remains incredibly rare, with other countries, such as Spain, Germany and Sweden taking the lead on this issue. In light of recent reports that individuals suspected of playing key roles in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide may be prosecuted in the UK in the near future, this panel event will discuss why prosecutions for international crimes have been wanting thus far and examine whether there is a future for such prosecutions in UK courts.

 

 

Speakers

Courtenay Griffiths QC, 25 Bedford Row

 

 

Emilie Pottle, The 36 Group

 

 

Charlie Loudon, REDRESS

 

 

Kate O’Raghallaigh, Doughty Street Chambers

 

 

Michael Polak (Chair), Church Court Chambers

 

Welcome and Introduction: Tetevi Davi and Haylea Campbell, HRLA

 

 

 This event is made possible through the generosity of our hosts at Hogan Lovells