Achieving justice when courts are not yet able: The challenge of Syria with Ambassador Stephen Rapp

Event date: 
20 May 2015
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
Room G23, ground floor, UNSW Law
Topic: 
Syria
Speaker: 
Ambassador Stephen Rapp
Position: 
Global Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues (in the Office of Global Criminal Justice)
Cost: 
Free
Enquiries: 
Any questions? Contact us on 9385 1803.

Ambassador Stephen Rapp is the Ambassador-at-Large, heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Rapp served as Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone beginning in January 2007, responsible for leading the prosecutions of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons alleged to bear the greatest responsibility for the atrocities committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone. During his tenure in Sierra Leone, his office won the first convictions in history for recruitment and use of child soldiers and for sexual slavery and forced marriage as crimes under international humanitarian law.

 

The event is co-hosted by Thomson Reuters and the AHRCentre.