AGENDA.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

08:30-09:30 ​

REGISTRATION

 

09:30-10:00​

WELCOME AND OPENING

Michael Lysander Fremuth
University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights

Brigitta Zöchling-Jud

Dean of the Law Faculty, University of Vienna

Alma Zadić

Austrian Federal Minister of Justice

10:00-10:45

KEYNOTE

'...it is the duty of every State...'

William Schabas
Middlesex University London

10:45-11:15
COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12:30​

PANEL I - The Interlink between Human Rights and International Criminal Law

Chair: Christina Binder, Bundeswehr University Munich

Approaching International Criminal Law through the Lens of Human Rights 

Michael Lysander Fremuth

University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights

Cumulative Prosecution – Combining Charges of Counterterrorism and International Crimes:
Remarks from a National Prosecutor’s Point of View

Christian Ritscher 

Federal Prosecutor's Office of the German Federal Court of Justice

12:30-14:00​

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:15

PANEL II - The Role of Culture in International Criminal Proceedings

Chair: Miloš Vec, University of Vienna

 

Culture, Rights and Crimes: The Legacy and Potential of International Criminal Law

Joseph Powderly
Leiden University 

ICC and the Construction of Evidence – A Cultural Perspective

Adina-Loredana Nistor
University of Groningen

15:15-15:45

COFFEE BREAK

15:45-17:30

PANEL III - Re-examining the Principles of International Criminal Law

Chair: Konrad Bühler, Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs

The National Prosecution of International Crimes and the (International) Public

Stefanie Bock
Philipps University Marburg

The Complementary Test of the International Criminal Court between Self-Referrals and Contesting States

Astrid Reisinger Coracini
University of Vienna

Migration and the Demand for Transnational Justice

Máximo Langer

University of California

17:30

END OF CONFERENCE DAY I

 
Friday, 15 October 2021

09:00-10:15

PANEL IV - Challenges and Opportunities for the Prosecution of Core International Criminal Cases at the Domestic and International Level: Practitioners' Perspectives

Chair: Ingeborg Zerbes, University of Vienna

EU national jurisdictions in the front line of fighting impunity – perspectives of the Genocide Network

Matevž Pezdirc
Genocide Network Secretariat, European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation

Collection and Evaluation of Evidence in a Blended Common Law - Civil Law Legal System

Cuno Tarfusser

Former Vice-President of the International Criminal Court

10:15-10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45-12:00

PANEL V - Immunities in International Criminal Law

Chair: Ingrid Mitgutsch, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Entering a New Era of Head of State Immunity: Surveying Potential Paths and their Pitfalls

Donald Riznik
Bundeswehr University Munich

Maximizing the Exercise of Jurisdiction against the Backdrop of Immunity 

Nicolas Angelet and Anna Facchinetti

Université Libre de Bruxelles and University of Pavia

12:00-13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30-14:45

PANEL VI - The Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence as Part of Core International Crimes

Chair: Moritz Birk, Amnesty International Austria

Progress and Challenges of Obtaining Justice for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Syria and Iraq in Universal Jurisdiction Cases 

Stephanie Barbour
Commission for International Justice and Accountability

 

Access to Justice for Victims of Male-Directed CRSV before Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace 

Jelia Sane

All Survivors Project

14:45-15:15

COFFEE BREAK

15:15-17:00

PANEL VII - The Use of Open Source Evidence in International Criminal Proceedings before Domestic Courts

Chair: Konstantina Stavrou, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights

Taking Stock: How Digital Technologies Are Changing International Justice

Federica D'Alessandra 

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

40 years' Worth of Footage from Syria Alone: Global Documentation Requires Commensurate Global Justice

Jeff Deutch
Syrian Archive

Open Source Evidence and the Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes

Yvonne McDermott Rees

Swansea University

17:00

END OF CONFERENCE DAY II

 
Saturday, 16 October 2021

09:00-09:45

KEYNOTE

Transnational Corporations and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

Kai Ambos
Georg-August-University Göttingen

09:45-11:00

PANEL VIII - International Criminal Law in Domestic Proceedings

Chair: Andreas Müller, University of Innsbruck

Application of International Criminal Law by Domestic Courts: Some Recent Examples

Harmen van der Wilt 
 University of Amsterdam

The Use of the ICTY Adjudicated Facts in War Crimes Trials Before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jasenka Ferizović
Independent Researcher 

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00

PANEL IX - International Criminal Law and Corresponding State Practice

Chair: Andrea Lehner, University of Vienna

Approaches to Returning Foreign Fighters in the EU and the Western Balkans

Daniela Pisoiu
Austrian Institute for International Affairs

Developments International Criminal Prosecutions in Austria

Christine Gödl

Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice

13:00

CONFERENCE END