Reflecting on the 60th Anniversary of the Eichmann Trial: Contemporary Impacts
Friday, March 4, 2022
The Minnesota Journal of International Law, Faculty Professor Oren Gross, and the Human Rights Center invite you to join the Symposium entitled “Reflecting on the 60th Anniversary of the Eichmann Trial: Contemporary Impacts”. This full-day Symposium will present diverse perspectives on the resounding impact of the Eichmann Trials. As part of this endeavor, the Symposium will feature panels addressing three topics: the contemporary prosecution of international substantive crimes, the impact of community participation in international trials and tribunals, and the strengths and limitations of universal jurisdiction. The panels will be composed of leading academics, researchers, and two current U.N. Special Rapporteurs. Fabian Salvioli, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence will be the Keynote Speaker. The Symposium will also include a Book Talk with authors Sinja Graf (The Humanity of Universal Crime) and Dirk Moses (The Problem of Genocide).
CLE Credits have been requested. The event will be entirely remote. While the event is free, registration is required. Please register here! For more information, questions or concerns, please contact Fabiola Gretzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. Panel – The international prosecution of substantive crimes
8:30 AM U.S. Central Time
Christina Voigt – Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, internationally renowned expert on international environmental law
Akila Radhakrishnan – President of Global Justice Center, globally-recognized voice on issues of reproductive rights, gender-based violence, and justice and accountability
II. Panel – Impact of community participation in international criminal tribunals and trials
10:00 AM U.S. Central Time
Leora Bilsky – Professor at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and the Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Tel Aviv University
Diane Orentlicher – Professor of International Law at American University, expert on war crime tribunals and transitional justice
Jonneke Koomen – Professor of sociology and international politics at Willamette University, Co-Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
III. Keynote Speaker – U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
11:15 AM U.S. Central Time
Fabian Salvioli – Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the School of Law of the University of La Plata, Director of the Human Rights Master Program and Director of the Institute of Human Rights. Previously, he was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee between 2009 and 2016, and its President between 2015 and 2016.
IV. Virtual Book Talk
12:45 PM U.S. Central Time
Sinja Graf – Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. Her work examines the relationship between international norms and political violence at the intersection of political theory, history of political thought, and international law.
Dirk Moses – Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Senior editor of the Journal of Genocide Research since 2011, and co-edits the War and Genocide book series for Berghahn Books.
V. Panel – Strengths and Limitations of Universal Jurisdiction
2:15 PM U.S. Central Time
Serena Forlati – Professor of International Law at the University of Ferrara, Co-convener of the ESIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals
Maximo Langer – Director of the UCLA Transnational Program on Criminal Justice, leading authority on domestic, comparative and international criminal law
Joachim Savelsberg – Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota, specialists on issues of representations and memories of mass violence