Justice and Democracy with Justice Ierace and Eva Buzo
– 6.00 pm for a 6.15 pm start via Zoom Only
Justice for War Crimes – Advocating for Justice
Speakers: The Honourable Justice Mark Ierace, Supreme Court of NSW; Eva Buzo, Barrister and Executive Director of Victim Advocates International
The Honourable Justice Mark Ierace was a war-crimes prosecutor in the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He led the team that prosecuted the commander of the Bosnian Serbian forces who, for two years, perpetrated the siege of Sarajevo. As well as a wealth of experience in criminal law, his Honour holds a Master of International Law from the University of Sydney, and was a Senior Visiting Fellow in International Criminal Law at the University of New South Wales from 2009 to 2012. His Honour will address members and guests on his experiences at the ICTY.
Eva Buzo is a barrister and the Executive Director of Victim Advocates International (“VAI”). VAI is a membership organisation for victims of serious international crimes including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Members of VAI receive legal, advocacy and organisational development support to assist them to engage meaningfully with accountability mechanisms including the International Criminal Court. Eva has worked extensively across East Africa and South Asia and is a Justice Rapid Response certified expert in International Criminal Law investigations. Eva holds a Juris Doctor from ANU and a Masters in Peace and Security Studies from Hamburg University. Eva will address the need for a long term vision of investing in victim groups to facilitate their meaningful participation in accountability mechanisms, with a focus on participation in justice processes as a critical opportunity to ensure the most marginalised members of conflict-affected communities have a role not just in accountability processes, but in post-conflict leadership.
By Zoom: Members $10 and Guests $15
Saturday 26 July 2021 5:00 PM
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