|A Presentation by President Vagn Joensen of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)|
Monday, June 4, 2012 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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President Joesnsen will discuss the historic residual mechanism for the ICTR which is to begin functioning on July 1, 2012 and the significant changes in the ICTR rules over which he presided. He will also discuss jurisprudence developed at the ICTR on women’s human rights. The discussion will be followed by a period for questions and answers.
Before joining the tribunal in May 2007 as an ad litem judge, President Joensen was a judge at the Danish High Court and also served as an international judge for the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo ( UNMIK). Judge Joensen has been the chairperson of the Tribunal’s rules committee since its inception in 2007 and was the presiding judge of Trial Chamber III. He obtained a Master of Law in 1973 at the University of Aarhus and studied at the City of London College and Harvard Law School.
Sponsored by: African Affairs Committee, Christina Holder, Chair; Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Shulman, Chair; United Nations Committee, Katlyn Thomas, Chair; Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director.
Event Location: 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th and 6 th Avenues)