Public Lecture: International Criminal Law and the European Court of Human Rights
Date: 03 February 2010
Location: Lecture room 0.22, Law Building, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX, Wales, UK.
Delivered by Professor William A. Schabas
Professor Schabas is Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also holds the Chair in Human Rights Law. He is also a Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick School of Law and a ’door tenant’ at the chambers of 9 Bedford Row, London. He is a world-renowned expert in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law and has published very widely in these areas.
In 2009, he was elected as President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He is also the chair of the International Institute for Criminal Investigation and a member of the board of the International Institute for Human Rights (Strasbourg). In 2006, the Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed him a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Assistance in the Field of Human Rights.
The President of Sierra Leone in May 2002 appointed Professor Schabas to the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, upon the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
He was a delegate of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy to the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, Rome, 15 June-17 July 1998.
All staff, students and members of the public welcome to attend.