Feb 9, 2016
12:30pm - 1:30pm    |    Rudin Family Forum for Civic Discussion, NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

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Kosovo’s Special Crimes Court and Its Implications for Justice and Democracy with Dr Rudina Jasini, Oxford D.Phil in Law, Legal Consultant for Impunity Watch

About the Talk: Post-conflict societies face fundamental questions, often including how to address the lasting legacy of their dark past, and what kind of transitional justice they wish to pursue. Having in place some type of mechanism of transitional justice is crucial in addressing the task of building sustainable peace by advancing justice and securing reconciliation. The types of approaches that post-conflict societies adopt to deal with mass atrocities and human suffering depend on many factors, including history, culture and expectations, the nature of the extant legal system, and the specific needs of the society in question. Professor Ina Jasini will discuss these varying approaches and their implications for justice and democracy.

About the Speaker: Dr. Rudina Jasini is an attorney and researcher specializing in international criminal law and human rights law. Her doctoral research focused on the participation of victims of mass atrocities as civil parties in international criminal proceedings. Dr. Jasini has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Prior to her time at Oxford, she worked for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague as a legal officer on the defence team in Prosecutor v. Haradinaj et al., the trial of the former Prime Minister of Kosovo and two co-defendants on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. In April 2015, she was selected to be a member of the International Law Association Committee on Complementarity in International Criminal Law. Dr. Jasini holds a DPhil (PhD) from Oxford University, an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford, an LLM in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in Law from the University of Tirana.

About the Series: Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations. This series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU’s College of Global Public Health, The Program in International Relations at NYU’s GSAS, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.


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