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In Defence of an Internationalised Tribunal

Join us, virtually, on the 21st of May 2024, Tuesday, at 6:00 PM CET, for the a zoom webinar entitled: In Defence of an Internationalised Tribunal”.

The topic will be presented by Professor Kevin Jon Heller, who is Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for Military Studies and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, currently serving as Special Advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on War Crimes.

The webinar focuses on the challenges and opportunities of prosecuting core crimes by an internationalized tribunal and the speaker will be considering various problems (pro and contra such a tribunal) arising from accepting the statement that the international society should grant jurisdiction arising under national criminal codes and general international law to a dedicated international criminal tribunal that should be established to investigate and prosecute individuals who have committed the crime of aggression in respect of the territory of Ukraine, including those who have materially influenced or shaped the commission of that crime.

The meeting will be moderated by Professor Hanna Kuczyńska, Member of the Executive Board of Sunflowers Foundation and professor at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The webinar will be conducted in English and simultaneous translations into Ukrainian will be available.

Here is the link to registration:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T0-nxoVSTUCZmHIM7DhOgw#/registration

The webinar is a joint event of the Project Sunflowers and the EU Pravo-Justice Project.

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War Crimes Prosecution: Lessons from the former Yugoslavia for Ukraine

Join us, virtually, on the 22h of April 2024, Monday, at 6:00 PM CET, for the a zoom webinar entitled: War Crimes Prosecution: Lessons from the former Yugoslavia for Ukraine”. The topic will be presented by dr Iva Vukušić, who is a historian and a genocide scholar, Assistant Professor in International History at Utrecht University, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. 

The second speaker will be dr Anna Adamska-Gallant, Ph.D., former international judge in Kosovo, head of the Judiciary Component of EU Pravo Justice in Ukraine.

The webinar focuses on the challenges and opportunities of prosecuting war crimes, and on the many difficulties ahead of Ukraine in an effort to provide some justice for survivors. Dr. Vukušić spent years working on accountability in the former Yugoslavia and The Hague, and will use that experience to provide some insights into ways forward for Ukraine. The focus will be on criminal accountability for international crimes at the ICC and within the domestic judiciary, as well as efforts to prosecute the Crime of Aggression.

The meeting will be moderated by dr Andriy Kosylo, adjunct professor at the Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization and at the Warsaw University, Department of Criminology and Criminal Policy, he is a Board Member of the Foundation Sunflowers.

The webinar will be conducted in English and simultaneous translations into Ukrainian will be available.

The webinar is a joint event of the Project Sunflowers and the EU Pravo-Justice Project.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81066780577?pwd=TKYLV1lE50e4M6M2A1VZp-b7ZK_wew.JQwicx7ehWRBhoGe

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Reparative Justice IV: Challenges of Engaging, Interviewing and Supporting Child victims / survivors / witnesses of War and Terror

This International Center for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma webinar series is held in collaboration with Project Sunflowers. It is a fourth in a series, following I: a conceptual introduction to reparative justice, II. key groups of traumatized victims and III. Difficulties in Listening to and Hearing Traumatized Witnesses/Victims/Survivors, all answering the call for specialized training in reparative justice for professionals and others working with them. This webinar begins the in-depth focus on engaging specifically with child victim/survivors/witnesses of the array of war’s and terror’s massive trauma to help heal and protect both child victim/survivors (family community members) and the professionals themselves from potential re/traumatization of sharing traumatic experiences. Participants are urged to view the three earlier webinars of this series prior to attending this one.

Link to the recording of the webinar Reparative Justice I: https://reportwarcrime.org/massive-trauma-and-the-healing-role-of-reparative-justice/

Link to the recording of the webinar Reparative Justice II: https://reportwarcrime.org/reparative-justice-ii-challenges-of-listening-when-interviewing-traumatized-witnesses/

Link to the recording of the webinar Reparative Justice III: https://reportwarcrime.org/reparative-justice-iii-difficulties-in-listening-to-and-hearing-traumatized-witnesses-victims-survivors/

Ukrainian-English interpretation will be provided.

Presentation will be given by Mykola Kuleba (statesman, children’s rights advocate and humanitarian; co-founder of Ukraine Without Orphans Alliance and co-founder/head of Save Ukraine – a multidisciplinary organization that repatriated 273 forcibly transferred Ukrainian children from Russia and the temporarily occupied territories), Orma Dotan (economist and business manager, who for the past twenty years focused on managing health systems, autism, and old age; on October 10 she established the Resilience Unit at the Families Forum of the Abducted and Missing and manages Sderot’s Ezra Lemarphe rehabilitation center that combines physical and mental rehabilitation), dr Oksana Senatorova (Ukrainian lawyer specializing in humanitarian law, international criminal law, human rights law and transitional justice; Legal and Policy Advisor to Geneva Call, Ukraine; expert of Council of Europe, EU, ICRC and advisor to several Ukrainian state bodies; one of the initiators of Project Sunflowers), dr Michelle Slone (full professor at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Reichman University, Israel; her research interests include trauma and post-traumatic reactions, resilience and its promotion in therapy, individual and group therapy for trauma exposure and cross-cultural issues related to trauma and treatment). The webinar will be moderated by dr Yael Danieli (clinical psychologist, traumatologist, victimologist and psychohistorian, Dr. Danieli is Founder and Executive Director of the International Center for the study, prevention and treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children and Past-President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies)

Link to register:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UOYMCTjxRnWA3SxqU5_pMg

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The role and powers of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the ICC as the ‘executive’ and ‘legislative’ organ of the ICC as ‘International Organization

Join us, virtually, on the 25th of March 2024, Monday, at 6:00 PM CET, for the a zoom webinar entitled: “The role and powers of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the ICC as the ‘executive’ and ‘legislative’ organ of the ICC as ‘International Organization”. The topic will be presented by David Donat-Cattin, who is the Adjunct Associate Professor of International Law at New York University (NYU) Center for Global Affairs (2012 to present), lecturer of International Law and the Law of International Organizations at the University of Verona, Italy.

The second speaker will be Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, the President of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) 2020-2023, former Judge and President of the ICC (2009-2018, 2015-2018) and career diplomat with over thirty years of experience in international criminal law, humanitarian and human rights law.

The webinar focuses on the analysis on some critical elements on the functioning of the ASP, which should improve its effectiveness and efficacy in the application of the Rome Statute.

The meeting will be moderated by Professor Paweł Wiliński, Professor of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Chairman of the Foundation Sunflowers.

The webinar will be conducted in English.

Please, use the following link to register: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MW8drLiYQjuGTm-2FwqOJg

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Reparative Justice III: Difficulties in Listening to and Hearing Traumatized Witnesses / Victims / Survivors

This International Center for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma webinar series is held in collaboration with Project Sunflowers. It is a third in a series, following I: a conceptual introduction to reparative justice and II. key groups of traumatized victims. This time the webinar will focus on elements of the conspiracy of silence ubiquitously present after trauma, harmful both to the victims and society. Whereas society has a moral obligation to share its members’ pain, professionals and investigators of all related disciplines have, in addition, a professional, contractual obligation. When we fail to listen, explore, understand, and help, we too inflict the “trauma after the trauma”, or “the ‘second injury’ to victims” by maintaining and perpetuating the conspiracy of silence. The webinar will report and elaborate on findings detailing the multiple ways professional listening is compromised and its implications to reparative justice.  Participants are urged to view the earlier webinars on this series prior to attending this one.

Link to the recording of the webinar Reparative Justice I: https://reportwarcrime.org/massive-trauma-and-the-healing-role-of-reparative-justice/

Link to the recording of the webinar Reparative Justice II: https://reportwarcrime.org/reparative-justice-ii-challenges-of-listening-when-interviewing-traumatized-witnesses/

Ukrainian-English interpretation will be provided.

Presentation will be given by dr Yael Danieli (clinical psychologist, traumatologist, victimologist and psychohistorian, Dr. Danieli is Founder and Executive Director of the International Center for the study, prevention and treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children and Past-President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) and dr Yurii Belousov (head of the War Crimes Department at the Prosecutor General’s Office in Ukraine (PGO); former head of the Department for Combating Violations of Human Rights in the Law Enforcement and Penitentiary Sectors and the PGO’s specialized Unit for Combating Torture) will be the discussant. The webinar will be moderated by dr Veronika Plotnikova (head of the Coordination Center for the Support of Victims and Witnesses of the Prosecutor General’s Office in Ukraine; co-author the practical commentary on the Code of Professional Ethics of Prosecutors and a trainer in the Training Center of Prosecutors of Ukraine, and national expert of projects of Council of Europe).

Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OAanaRA_QzSObSkyyOuoEQ#/registration

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Reparative Justice II: Challenges of Listening when Interviewing Traumatized Witnesses

This International Center for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma webinar is held in collaboration with Project Sunflowers. It is second in a series, following a primarily conceptual introduction to reparative justice. Here we answer its call for specialized training for professionals and others engaging with victim/survivors of war’s massive trauma to help heal and protect both victim/survivors and themselves from re/traumatization of sharing traumatic experiences. This international multidimensional, multidisciplinary webinar precedes the teaching/training process of potential interviewers about some of the main populations they would collect evidence from or about. These include (deported) children and their family members, victims of conflict-related sexual violence, torture victims, refugees, prisoners of war and members of the military.

Ukrainian-English interpretation will be provided

To take part in the webinar, please, register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7JBJfvKpQcCbzl0Fb7Hzpg#/registration

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Legal and Social Consequences of Crimes of International Law in Ukraine

On behalf of all organisers and partners of the conference on Legal and Social Consequences of International Crimes Committed in Ukraine, which is organised on the occasion of the 75th  anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Project Sunflowers invites you to take part in this event (online). The conference will take place on December 14, 2023. 

Link to remote participation: 
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6qhIX_uJTGmBXny8KAUMIg#/registration 

Please, find below the program of the event. Hope you will join us! 

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Join the ICC as an Independent Consel

Register and join our webinar on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, at 17:00 CET. This time Pieter Vanaverbeke, acting chief of the Counsel Support Section (CSS) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will encourage every lawyer to join the ICC as independent legal counsel here. The webinar is a joint event of the Project Sunflowers and the EU Pravo-Justice Project.
 

Pieter Vanaverbeke is responsible for, inter alia, the implementation and application of all aspects of the ICC’s Legal Aid Policy as well as the 360 degrees service provision to all Counsel (and team members) active before the Court. Before moving to the CSS in 2015, he has been working at the Court since 2005 in various functions and sections, including the position of Legal Coordinator in the Office of the Director of the Division of Judicial Services and has been deployed to situation countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Uganda) for a prolonged duration (from 2006 – 2009). Pieter Vanaverbeke holds a Master’s Degree in International and National Public law. 

The CSS is in charge of centralizing and coordinating all assistance provided to counsel by the Court; and also provides logistical and administrative assistance. The Section also manages the Court’s programme of legal aid for indigent defendants and victims and provides administrative assistance to the Court’s Disciplinary Organs. The CSS is responsible for the following functions, among other: 

  • assisting persons entitled to legal assistance under the Statute and the Rules to secure such assistance; 
  • managing the Court’s programme of legal aid for indigent defendants and victims; 
  • maintaining the Court’s Lists of Counsel, Assistants and Professional Investigators; 
  • rendering logistic and administrative services to all Counsel acting before the Court, their team members and representatives of states, in order to facilitate their activities before the Court
  • facilitating the Court’s Disciplinary Organs’ for counsel elections and appointments as well as the process of designation of members of the Advisory Committee on Legal Texts; 
  • interacting with Universities and other external stakeholders relating legal profession in order to increase awareness and understanding of the work of the Court; 
  • coordinating and providing relevant internal and external training events for Counsel. 

The webinar will be conducted in English and simultaneous translations into Ukrainian will be available.

To take part in the webinar, please, register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6–azLxCRDejcTLNdQkW0w#/registration
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Massive Trauma and the Healing Role of Reparative Justice

Please, register and join our webinar on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 18:00-20:00 CET, that this time focuses on Massive Trauma and the Healing Role of Reparative Justice here. This will be the first in a series of webinars organised by the Project Sunflowers in cooperation with the International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma

First in a series, this webinar emphasizes the need for a multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary, integrative framework for understanding and engaging with victim/survivors of massive trauma and its aftermath. It will first describe how victim/survivors, their families and communities are affected by mass atrocities, their reactions, concerns, and needs for reparative justice primarily from the psychosocial perspective, considering reparative justice a necessary component among the post-trauma healing processes. Reparative justice acknowledges fully that it is in an ongoing relationship with victim/survivors and views not only the outcome but, sometimes even more importantly, its process as crucial to their experience of justice as part of their healing process from the massive trauma and tragedies they have endured. The webinar will then examine victim/survivors’ actual experiences with/in the international criminal justice system.

The speakers for this unique webinar will be dr Yael Danieli and dr Philipp Ambach, and the meeting will be moderated by dr Marina Lostal.

Dr. Yael Danieli is a clinical psychologist, traumatologist, victimologist and psychohistorian. Dr. Danieli is Founder, Executive Director and Senior Representative to the United Nations of the International Center for the study, prevention and treatment of MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children and Past-President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She has participated in creating all key international law instruments on behalf of victims’ rights and optimal care.

Dr Philipp Ambach is the Chief of the Victims Participation and Reparations Section at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Dr. Ambach worked as a legal adviser to the Judges of the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunals both for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. A guest lecturer in international criminal and humanitarian law at various legal institutions, he has published several academic papers in international criminal law. 
Dr Marina Lostal is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Essex (UK). Dr. Lostal specialises in the rights of victims in international criminal law, the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict, and animal law; fields where she has published widely. She has worked as a consultant for several organisations such as the ICC, UNESCO, Geneva Call and the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace.  

The webinar will be conducted in English and simultaneous translations into Ukrainian will be available.

To take part in the webinar, please, register here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ED0WV3qxS660Z9D7NW9tyg#/registration

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The Crime of Agression Before the ICC

On the 20th of September 2023 the informative session was held on “The Crimes of Aggression before the ICC”. The lecture was given by Professor Patrycja Grzebyk (Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw), a specialist in the area of international criminal law and author of the monograph “Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression” (Routledge 2013). During the presentation she referred to several questions and problems: Why is it so difficult to initiate ICC jurisdiction over a crime of aggression? What does the UN Security Council have to do with it? Who can be held accountable for the crime of aggression? What is the relationship between the crime of aggression and other international crimes under the Rome Statute? The meeting was moderated by Professor Hanna Kuczyńska and was a joint event of the Project Sunflowers and the EU Project Pravo-Justice.