PROJECTS

Pictures of Peace and Justice Documentation, Evidence and Impact of Visual Material in International War Crimes Prosecution

War Crimes War Studies: Can there be War without War Crimes

War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07)
King's College London, Strand
16/05/2012 (17:30-18:30)

On the day that the trial of General Ratko Mladic starts at the UN's Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Professor Gow and Sir Geoffrey Nice QC discuss the significance of the Mladic case, which charges genocide and war crimes at Srebrenica and elsewhere, as well as key issues of law and war, including the benefits and deficits of national and international prosecutions, and whether war studies and war crimes complement or clash with each other in the quests for peace and justice.

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC was lead prosecutor in the Trial of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, as well as in a number of other cases, including the first to reach a conclusion on genocide; presently, he is a leading Barrister (TG Chambers) and part-time judge, and has been involved in proceedings at the International Criminal Court.

Roundtable on Peace and Justice

17th Annual ASN World Convention. The wages of nationhood: conflicts, compromises, and costs, New York, 19-21 April 2012

James Gow, Rachel Kerr, Milena Michalski, Iva Vukusic

Successes and failures of the ICTY in relation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina twenty years after the Declaration of Independence Panel, 17th Annual ASN World Convention: the wages of nationhood: conflicts, compromises, and costs, New York, 19-21 April 2012

Iva Vukusic 

Nakon genocida: put u Ruandu

http://www.6yka.com/novost/20447/Nakon-genocida-put-u-Ruandu

7 March 2012 (originally published in ZaMirZine, 19 February 2012)

Iva Vukusic

Pictures of Peace and Justice: Documentation, Evidence and Impact of Visual Material in War Crimes Prosecution

Cumberland Lodge Research Conference, 24 January 2012 

Milena Michalski

The Serbian Military and War Crimes

Cumberland Lodge Research Conference, 24 January 2012 

James Gow

War Crimes prosecution - lessons learned from Bosnia and Hercegovina

Conflict, Memory, and Reconciliation: Bridging Past, Present, and Future conference, 10-13 January 2012, Kigali, Rwanda

Iva Vukusic

Serbia: Memory at Stake

43rd Annual Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Convention, Washington DC, 17-20 November 2011

James Gow

http://www.aseees.org/index.html

Documenting War Crimes

War Crimes, Genocide, Prosecution and Pictures conference, Imperial War Museum, London, 16 October 2011

James Gow, Iva Vukusic

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Unvanquished: the 70th Anniversary of Babi Yar and the Start of the Holocaust

Project conference, King's College London, 1 October 2011

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Prosecuting War Crimes: Lessons and Legacies

Project conference, King's College London, 30 September 2011

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The Special Court for Sierra Leone

Project seminar and screening, King's College London, 29 September 2011

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Research

On 25/26 June, Professor James Gow presented research from the project on the BBC World Service's flagship 'ideas' programme, The Forum. Presented by writer and comedian David Baddiel, and joined by Dutch Poet Laureate Ramsey Nasr and Harvard Neuroscientist Margaret Livingstone, the broadcast focused on images. Gow explained how images have generated war crimes prosecutions, contributed to trials and had decisive impact beyond the courtroom on shaping memory. He also lead The Forum's '60 Second Idea to Improve the World' and spoke about other research from the £5.5m Beyond Text programme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004kln9    

 

'European Peace and Security' 

Centre for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 28 May 2011

James Gow

 

'Pictures of Peace and Justice Seminar'

15 April 2011, Fond za Humanitarno Pravo/Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, Serbia

Press coverage:
http://www.hlc-rdc.org/Vesti/2036.sr.html

http://www.e-novine.com/drustvo/46645-Slike-ratnog-zlocina.html 

 

'Pictures of Peace and Justice Seminar'

Fond za Humanitarno Pravo/Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, Serbia, 15 April 2011

Press coverage:
http://www.danas.rs/danasrs/drustvo/slike_ratnog_zlocina_.55.html?news_id=213710    

 

‘Resisting the Path to Genocide: The Case of States and Societies International workshop'

USC, Los Angeles, CA, May 5-7, 2011

‘War crimes prosecution after conflict - an effective tool against future crimes? The example of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)'
Iva Vukusic

Article on reactions to the ICTY judgements on Gotovina, Cermak and Markac    
‘Reakcija na reakcije o presudi Gotovini, Cermaku i Markacu te tragikomicnom diskursu koji je zavladao hrvatskom javnošcu' 
Iva Vukušic    3 May 2011

Article on reactions to the ICTY judgements on Gotovina, Cermak and Markac
3 May 2011

 

2nd Biennial War Crimes Conference: Justice? - Whose Justice?

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London
3-5 March 2011

 
'The Importance of Archives for Transitional Justice Processes: assessing the debate on the archival future of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia'
Iva Vukusic

 

Centre on Human Rights in Conflict

University of East London
Wednesday 2 March ?2011

 
'Transitional Justice in the former Yugoslavia in focus: discussing key issues, major actors and (in) voluntary consequences: A Panel Discussion'
Iva Vukusic, Arnaud Kurze, Dr. Olga Martin-Ortega.
Event co-hosted by the London Transitional Justice Network.

 

Russian Cinema Research Group

School of Slavonic & East European Studies,
University College London,
6 December 2010

'"More than merely molecules of enthusiasm": Poema o more (1958) - Visual Construction Beyond Texts of the 1930s'
Dr. Milena Michalski

 

Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University

10th Anniversary Colloquium
November 11-13 2010
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
 
'Crisis Diplomacy: 10 (or 20) Years of Pictures, Prosecution, and Political Will'
 Prof. James Gow

 

London School of Economics

19 October 2010
 
'An "EU Free Territory for Kosovo? Finding a Way Out of Stalemate for Brussels, Belgrade and Pristina'
Prof. James Gow

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