The International Criminal Court is currently conducting preliminary examinations into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan after 1 May 2003. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) considered crimes allegedly committed by the Taliban and affiliated armed groups, Afghan authorities, the US and the CIA, and in 2016 declared it was concluding its assessment before deciding on whether to request the Pre-Trial Chamber to start an investigation.
In this open seminar, co-organised by FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA, and the Research Centre of Leiden University College The Hague (LUC), civil society and legal experts will shed light on the alleged crimes committed and take stock of previous attempts to hold those responsible to account. For the victims of wartime violence and the Afghan people more broadly, what are the prospects for accountability and justice?Speakers:
Ms Guissou Jahangiri, Vice President, FIDH and Executive Director, Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA
Ms Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Mr Hadi Marifat, Human Rights activist, Director of AHRDO, Member of Afghanistan Transitional Justice Coordination Group;
Mr. Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Human Rights Activist, Executive Director Afghanistan Democracy and Development Organization (ADDO), Member of Afghanistan Transitional Justice Coordination Group
Discussant: Dr Dan Saxon, Assistant Professor, LUCAfter the event, there is the possibility to discuss matters further over drinks in the LUC building.DATE: 6 April 2017
TIME: 19.00 (SHARP) – 20.30 hrs
LOCATION: Auditorium, Leiden University College
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Please register here: https://www.jotform3.leidenuniv.nl/form/70923303703
For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2017/04/accountability-for-international-crimes-in-afghanistan-stocktaking-and-prospects
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We hope to see you all there!