Berlin

How to do Justice? Accountability for Mass Atrocities in Syria

discussion

02.03.2017, 00:00 Uhr

Deliberate attacks on civilian infrastructure, indiscriminate bombings and the torture and execution of civilians are just some of the crimes committed by almost all conflict parties in Syria since 2011. Syrian activists have been documenting these crimes in order to one day bring those responsible to justice.
 
There is little prospect of accountability on an international level. The International Criminal Court is not an option as Syria is not a signatory to its statute and Russia is blocking a referral by the UN Security Council. With the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, however, there is a tool for third states to prosecute perpetrators domestically. Prosecutors in Germany and other EU countries are currently monitoring, investigating and prosecuting human rights related crimes in Syria.
 
Now, ECCHR and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung are bringing together survivors of torture and mass atrocities in Syria as well as Syrian lawyers, international activists and legal and political experts to discuss potential avenues for prosecution and the meaning of criminal accountability for the crimes committed in Syria. The speakers at the event in Berlin will include: 
 
James Rodehaver, UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (Geneva)
Ambassador Andreas Krüger, Department on Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, German Foreign Office
Anwar al-Bunni, Syrian lawyer and Human Rights activist
Mazen Darwish, Syrian lawyer Human Rights activist
Lotte Leicht, Human Rights Watch (Brussels)
Chris Woods, Airwars (London)
Bente Scheller, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Beirut)
Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR (Berlin)
Introduction: Cem Özdemir, Federal Chairman BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN

Berlin

"La Border Curios" by Laura Fiorio

exhibition opening

08.11.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

6 PM Artist Talk

Before opening the exhibition, Laura Fiorio will discuss her work with Vincent Warren (Center for Constitutional Rights, New York) and Vera Wriedt (ECCHR).

7.30 PM Exhibition Opening

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Berlin

Reviewing Europe’s regulations on Arms Export Control: Can Germany lead by example?

discussion

07.11.2018, 19:00 Uhr

Aquarium
Skalitzer Straße 6, 10999 Berlin

19:00 – 20:00 Case Studies
Arms exports from European countries carried out over the past years turn out to have had detrimental impacts on civilian populations. Do Europe’s regulations on arms exports...

Impunity through externalization? Interventions against human rights violations at sea and beyond

discussion

23.10.2018, 18:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase D), 10961 Berlin

The forceful closure of migratory routes leads to predictable and systematic human rights violations. It turns the Mediterranean Sea into a site of daily violence and deaths while European authorities...

Berlin

20 years after Pinochet's arrest: The past and present of transnational justice

discussion

17.10.2018, 16:30 Uhr

Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus
Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin

The event can be followed via livestream.

Berlin's past and present reveal several links to severe human rights violations, as well as to efforts to address past atrocities. The International...

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