Faculty of Law conference

Schedule

A. Book Launch for "Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY"

Date: Friday, 7 October 2016
Warren Chan Moot Court, CUHK Graduate Law Centre, Central

4:30pm – 6:00pm Book Launch

Welcome

Remarks by ICTY Chief Prosecutor and CUHK Law Visiting Professor (honorary) Serge Brammertz
Remarks by ICC Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert
Remarks by International Law and Gender Expert Priya Gopalan

Panel Discussion

Presentation of Film Clips

Concluding Remarks

6:00pm – 6:45pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Dinner (by invitation)

B. Conference Rundown

Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016
Warren Chan Moot Court, CUHK Graduate Law Centre, Central
8:45am – 9:00am Registration and Welcoming Remarks
9:00am – 10:45am Panel 1 (Overview of Issues in Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence)

Chair: ICTY Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz

Prof. Louise Anette Chappell, UNSW -- "Gender Misrecognition in ICL"
Ms. Kelisiana Thynne, RLA (SE Asia), ICRC – "Developments in IHL on Sexual Violence"
Mr. Tom Hamilton, Legal Consultant, UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal; former Associate Legal Officer, Bemba trial Chambers -- "The Bemba Case and Rape at the ICC"
Prof. Gregory Gordon, CUHK Law, "Incitement to Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict"

10:45am – 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am – 12:45pm Panel 2 (Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict in the Asian Context)

Chair: Dr. Philip Beh, Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong

Dr. Rachel Killean, Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast -- "Sexual Crime Victims at the ECCC"
Prof. Suzannah Linton, Zhejiang Gongshang U. -- "Sexual Violence in Bangladesh & E. Timor"
Ms. Priya Gopalan, former ICTY Prosecutor, UN OHCHR -- "Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka"
Ms. Kelisiana Thynne, ICRC -- "Challenges of Prosecuting Sexual Violence in SE Asia"

12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch (Keynote Speaker – ICC Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert)
1:45pm – 3:30pm Panel 3 (Bridges Between International and National Practitioners)

Chair: Justice Kevin Zervos, Hong Kong High Court

Dr. Joseph Rikhof, DOJ Canada -- "Domestic Law regarding Sexual Violence as an Int'l Crime"
Ms. Kathy Roberts, Center for Rights & Justice -- "Civil Society's Role in Seeking Justice"
Mr. Jeremy Dein, QC -- "The Defence Perspective in Sexual Violence Cases at the Domestic Level"
Prof. Nina Jørgensen, CUHK Law – "Coordinating Investigative Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Syria and Iraq"

3:30pm – 3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45pm – 5:30pm Panel 4 (Comfort Women)

Chair: Professor Gregory Gordon, CUHK Law

Dr. Yuki Tanaka, Hamburg Inst. Soc. Studies -- "Why Did the IMTFE Ignore the Sex Slaves?"
Prof. Suzannah Linton, Zhejiang Gongshang U. -- "Comfort Women and Int'l Law Barriers to Remedies"
Dr. Danny Friedmann, Cal. Western Law -- "Three 'Excavated' Batavia Cases and the Crime of Enforced Prostitution"
Prof. Nina Jørgensen, CUHK Law -- "Legally Characterizing Comfort Women: The Batavia Cases"

6:30pm – 9:00pm Walking Dinner at Hotel Renaissance Harbour View (by invitation)