Prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence: Reflections from the ICTY

Date & time

12.30–1.30pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Venue

DFAT

RG Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton

Speakers

Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Contact

Nicole Harman

Presented by Centre for International & Public Law, Centre for Military & Security Law and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Lecture

Part of the CIPL Monthly Talk series series

Michelle Jarvis

DFAT is delighted to host Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel and Deputy Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a roundtable discussion on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence at the ICTY.

This discussion coincides with the Australian launch of  Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY, edited by Serge Brammertz and Michelle Jarvis (OUP 2016), which  documents the experiences, achievements, challenges, and fundamental insights on prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence crimes at the ICTY over the past two decades, and the important legacy of this experience for the future of international criminal justice. 

Speakers

  • Michelle Jarvis »

    Michelle Jarvis is an Australian lawyer with extensive international experience covering litigation, rule of law, women’s access to justice and senior management roles. She has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for the past sixteen years and is presently the Deputy to the Prosecutor with oversight of legal issues across the Office of the Prosecutor for the ICTY and the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.

    Michelle directed an extensive legacy project on prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence, culminating in the publication of “Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY” (OUP 2016). She is the Coordinator of the Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (PSV) Network of the International Association of Prosecutors and a trainer for the Institute for International Criminal Investigations in The Hague as well as for the Strathmore Institute of Advance Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC) in Nairobi.

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