Berlin

The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008

discussion

14.01.2014, 00:00 Uhr

by Public Interest Lawyers, ECCHR
Background:
On 10 January, 2014, ECCHR and Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) from Birmingham, UK, will submit a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (OTP) in The Hague against high-ranking UK military and civilian state officials including the former Secretary of State for Defence and Minister of State for the Service Personnel. The communication presents evidence for the systematic and widespread use of techniques of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of Iraqi detainees by UK forces between 2003 and 2008. We will present our key findings at the event.
 
Speakers:
Professor William Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University and author of ‘The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute’
Wolfgang Kaleck, Founder and General Secretary of the European Centre for Constitutional Human Rights
Phil Shiner, Founder of and Principal solicitor at Public Interest Lawyers

Berlin

Deadly dam collapse in Brazil: Are German companies responsible?

discussion

22.10.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Tagungswerk
Lindenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin

In January 2019, a dam burst at an iron ore mine near Brumadinho, Brazil, killing more than 270 people. The toxic sludge polluted large sections of the Paraopeba River, poisoning thousands of people's...

Berlin

Colonial Repercussions V: The Case of Namibia

Symposium

29.11.2019, 14:00 Uhr

Akademie der Künste (AdK)

The issue of (post-)colonial injustice is more present than ever before in German and European legal and cultural policy debates. Still, this development towards addressing the past has not had much...

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