International Criminal Justice and Transitional Justice: Tensions and Synergies?

October 27, 2016 3:30 pm

After 20 years of international criminal trials, it is time to reassess the relationship between such trials and transitional justice. Do such trials promote the aims of transitional justice or thwart them? Are there synergies between rule of law initiatives and accountability measures or are they operating at cross-purposes? Our speakers will address these fundamental questions in the context of the latest developments in the field, such as the trial of Hissene Habré.

Welcome and introduction: Zinaida Miller, assistant professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University 

Moderator: Elena Baylis, associate professor, ASIL Academic Partner University of Pittsburgh School of Law


  • Raymond Brown, co-founder, International Justice Project
  • Dennis Davis, judge of the High Court of Cape Town, South Africa, and judge president of the Competition Appeal Court
  • Tim Meyer, program manager, African Division, ABA-ROLI
  • Kimberly Prost, chief of staff, Office of the President in the International Criminal Court
  • Beth van Schaack, Leah Kaplan visiting professor in human rights, ASIL Academic Partner Stanford Law School; visiting scholar, Center for International Security & Cooperation, Stanford University
  • Paul Seils, vice president, International Center for Transitional Justice

This panel is cosponsored by ASIL's International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice & Rule of Law Interest Groups and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. 

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