"Justice and Accountability after the Holocaust"
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cecile Aptel is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s War Crimes Committee, and Associate Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She worked in humanitarian affairs (1993-94), before joining the newly-established United Nations international Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, where she participated in the drafting of the first international judgments on genocide and in the design of the Tribunals’ completion strategies (1995–2005).
She contributed to the establishment of the State Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s War Crimes Chamber (2005) and directed the Legal Services of the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission in Lebanon (2006). She has advised on rule of law, judicial reform, transitional justice and child rights in several countries, consulting for the International Center for Transitional Justice, the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes and UNICEF (2007-2010). She was awarded the 2010 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship by the United States Institute of Peace.