International Criminal Law Conference 2019

Closing the impunity gap: accountability for individuals and corporates for international crimes

18 January 2019

Date:

18 January 2019

Speaker(s):

  • Rodney Dixon QC, Temple Garden Chambers
  • Joanna Buckley of Matrix Chambers
  • Clive Baldwin, senior legal adviser at Human Rights Watch 
  • Merryl Lawry-White, senior associate at Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Chanaka Wickremasinghe, senior advisory lawyer at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office 
  • Julianne Hughes-Jennett, partner at Hogan Lovells
  • Wayne Jordash QC, managing partner of Global Rights Compliance
  • Elodie Grant Goodey, consultant at Saltus Consulting Ltd
  • Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, former litigation director and currently a consultant for the NGO Al-Haq
  • Katherine Tyler, senior associate (barrister) at Kingsley Napley LLP
  • Rebecca Niblock,  partner at Kingsley Napley LLP

Specialist Area:

International Crime and Extradition

Following the success of last year’s conference, panels this year will consider recent developments in international and domestic law, centered around the theme of closing the impunity gap: developments in accountability for individuals and corporates for international crimes.

Keynote speaker

We are delighted to announce Rodney Dixon QC, Temple Garden Chambers, as our keynote speaker.

Session 1: Crimes against Humanity: will there ever be a UK prosecution? 

Our first panel will consider the potential impact of the International Law Commission’s draft articles on Crimes Against Humanity, which will be sent to the U.N. General Assembly in late 2019 and may serve as the basis for a U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity.

The panel will be chaired by Joanna Buckley of Matrix Chambers. Panel speakers are: 

  • Clive Baldwin, senior legal adviser at Human Rights Watch 
  • Merryl Lawry-White, senior associate at Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Chanaka Wickremasinghe, senior advisory lawyer at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office  

Session 2: Business & Human Rights: corporate liability for international crimes in a shifting legal landscape

Our second panel considers the uncertain legal landscape that companies are currently facing, particularly in the context of international crimes and human rights. It will consider recent developments in this field, including the ILC’s draft articles on Crimes Against Humanity and the draft Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights; it will consider various prosecutions of corporates for their complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity and will ask what these developments might mean for companies.

The panel will be chaired by Katherine Tyler of Kingsley Napley. Panel speakers are:

  • Julianne Hughes-Jennett, partner at Hogan Lovells
  • Wayne Jordash QC, managing partner of Global Rights Compliance
  • Elodie Grant Goodey, consultant at Saltus Consulting Ltd
  • Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, former litigation director and currently a consultant for the NGO Al-Haq

Registration

Registration for this event has now closed, should you wish to attend please email events@kingsleynapley.co.uk to check availability. 

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