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Current Issues in International Jurisdiction

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Speakers

Former Judge, ICTY - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg im Breisgau Abstract
Short information to my own experience as Member of the German Delegation at the Rome Conference for a permanent International Criminal Court and my involvement as Judge at the Inter-national Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Addressing the general aims of International Justice, such as putting an end to impunity of international crimes and efforts for reconciliation. Discussing issues of the present form of the adversarial procedure with regard to the excessive length of trials and the establishment of truth. by fair means. Recommendations for improvements.
Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna Abstract
The struggle against modern day slavery has steadily evolved from the margins of international law years ago to the present day where it features in many international and regional instruments. The Special Representative will discuss the potential contribution of such an emerging international jurisdiction, exemplified in recent practice in two landmark judgments from the European Court of Human Rights. She will also briefly examine how the criminal justice response to trafficking in human beings could be more fully developed in the arena of international criminal justice. We are at a critical moment in the struggle against modern slavery - we now have the benefit of a full range of legal tools - and so the next step is to begin to deliver real justice to victims.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN, New York
Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva
Correspondent for Southern and Eastern Europe, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Belgrade Chair

Dr. jur. utr. Albin ESER

Former Judge, ICTY - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg im Breisgau

 Professor Eser studied law at the Universities of Tübingen, Berlin and Würzburg, where he gained his doctorate (Dr. iur. utr.) in 1962. He holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.) from New York University.
  University of Tübingen, Germany
1968 Qualification as University Lecturer for the Subjects Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Comparative Criminal,
1970 Full Professor, then Dean and Vice-President, University of Bielefeld, Germany
1974 Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany
1982 Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany
1982 Director, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
1971-1988 Higher State Court Judge (in addition to his academic positions), first in Hamm, Westphalia, then in Stuttgart, Germany
1981 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
1986/2003 Visiting Professor, Columbia University Law School, New York, USA
2002 Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Galveston, USA
1989-1992 Vice-President, German Research Foundation, Bonn, Germany
1994-1997 Chairman, Humanities and Social Sciences Section, Max Planck Society, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
2003 Retirement from Academic Positions
2003 Ad Litem Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, The Netherlands
2008 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan
2009 Visiting Professor, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA
2010 Visiting Professor, University of Haifa, Israel
2011 Visiting Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia

Dr. Maria Grazia GIAMMARINARO

Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

1975 Licentia doctorate in Italian Literature and Sociology, University of Palermo
1984-1991 Teacher of Italian Literature, Rome
1986 Licentia doctorate in Law from the Department of Civil Law, University of Palermo
1991-1996 Judge, Criminal Law, Rome
1996-2001 Head of the Legislative Office of the Minister for Equal Opportunities, Italy
1997-1999 Member of the Italian delegation, Committee on the elaboration of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
1997-2001 Co-ordinator, Italian Inter-ministerial Committee of Government Action against Trafficking in Women and Children
1998 Member of the Italian delegation at the Conference of Rome in which the Statute of the International Criminal Court was approved
1999-2000 Member of the Italian delegation, Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons at the UN Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna
1999-2000 Italian representative at all G-8 meetings of the Lyon Group concerning transnational organized crime, in particular the sub-group on smuggling of migrants and Trafficking in Persons
2000-2002 Vice-President of the National Advisory Committee of the Chief of Defence on co-ordination and evaluation of the recruitment and integration of female voluntary military personnel in the Armed Forced
2001 President of the  Women, Health, HIV National Committee
2001-2006 Judge, Preliminary Investigation at the Criminal Court in Rome
2002-2004 Legal expert, LARA project of the Council of Europe on Criminal Law Reform on Trafficking in Human Beings in Eastern European countries
2003-2006 Member of the Committee for Equal Opportunities established by the National Superior Council of the Judiciary
2003-2005 Scientific Expert, Ad Hoc Committee on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CAHTEH), Council of Europe
2006-2010 Seconded National Expert at the European Commission, Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security
2006-2010 Co-ordinator, European Commission Expert Group on Trafficking in Human Beings
since 2009 Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

lic.phil. Christian WENAWESER

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN, New York

  Mr. Wenaweser studied literature, languages, history and philosophy at Zürich University and diplomacy at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva
2002 Chairman of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee
2004-2005 Vice-Chair of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security Council Reform
2004-2009 Chairman of the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression
  Previously, Mr. Wenaweser worked as Deputy Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN and as diplomatic officer in the Office for Foreign Affairs in Liechtenstein
 
 Ambassador Christian Wenaweser is currently Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York.
 He is also President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). In that role, he presided over the first Review Conference of the ICC in 2010 in Kampala Uganda, which adopted amendments to the Rome Statute on the Crime of Aggression and on extending the use of certain weapons as war crimes in non-international conflicts.
2006-2007 Vice-President of the 61st session of the UN General Assembly

Mag. Renate WINTER

Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva

1962-1968 University of Vienna - studies in law and interpretation in French
1967 Master degrees in Law and Interpretation
1977-1981 Postgraduate education as judge
1967-1968 Assistant to the Chief Executive of Rhône-Poulenc Company Department in Vienna
1968-1969 Supervisor for senior residence homes of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce
1969-1977 University of Vienna. Language teacher. German for foreigners,
1981 Appointed Judge at the Vienna Youth Court
1981-1996 Judge for family and penal affairs (including juveniles and adults), Investigating judge, Sitting judge on penal affairs, President of Chamber of Penal Affairs, President of Juries on Penal Affairs
1996-2000 Consultant at UNOV (United Nations, Vienna), UN Center for International Crime Prevention (CICP); provided advice to government officials on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in, for example, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi; Estonia, Federation of Republica Srpska, Guatemala, Iran, Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal; founding member of the Institute for Children's Rights (IDE), which is dedicated to the worldwide training of judicial personnel and dissemination of information on child rights (Sion, Switzerland); drafted model international law on juvenile justice and its commentary; finalized the United Nations Manual on Juvenile Justice; undertook needs assessment missions in various countries; contributed to the implementation of projects on juvenile justice in the Republic of South Africa and Lebanon; developed juvenile justice projects in various countries; Rapporteur at the Council of Europe on Family Mediation; drafted a project to accord the dispositions of the Convention of the Rights of the Child with the Islamic Law in Iran
2000-2002 Leave of absence from Vienna Youth Court; International Judge of Mitrovica Regional District Court with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and Justice at the Supreme Court in Kosovo; member of the Media Appeals Board, President of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. As Presiding Judge, Reporting Judge, Investigating Judge or Member of trial panels of first instance courts and for seven months as Supreme Court Judge, handled approximately 90 criminal cases (among them War Crime cases, Genocide cases and cases of Crime Against Humanity) and conducted trials and other criminal proceedings on murders, organized crime, rape, illegal border crossings, ethnic crimes, juvenile crimes and other matters referred by Presidents of first instance Courts and of the Supreme Court, as well as by other International and Local Judges and Prosecutors and by the police. As the Chairwoman of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, dealt with disciplinary matters concerning judges and prosecutors and other matters referred to the Council in accordance with its jurisdiction and authority. Organized and chaired numerous workshops with local and international judiciary representatives in order to work towards the reestablishment of the judiciary system in the region. Drafted legal opinions and assisted in the issuance of the appropriate required regulations and amendments to update existing legislation, in order to improve the existing legal framework and promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without any discrimination. Provided legal advice to the UNMIK Department of Justice on legal issues regarding inter ethnic cases.
since 2002 Appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (Member of the Appeals Chamber)
2008-2010 Elected President of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, currently member of the Appeals chamber of the SCSL

Mag. Christian WEHRSCHÜTZ

Correspondent for Southern and Eastern Europe, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Belgrade

1981-1985 Studium an der juridischen Fakultät und am Institut für Slawistik, Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz
1997 Teilnahme an der Ukrainian Summer School, Harvard University, USA
 Als Korrespondent zählt zum Tätigkeitsbereich die Berichterstattung über Serbien und Montenegro, die ehemaligen jugoslawischen Teilrepubliken Mazedonien, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Kroatien, Slowenien, den Kosovo und Albanien sowie die Führung des ORF-Büros in Belgrad. Verbunden war und ist diese journalistische Tätigkeit mit ausgedehnten Reisen durch die Zielländer in der Region.
 Fremdsprachenkenntnisse: Englisch, Russisch, Ukrainisch, Serbisch (sehr gut), Französisch (gut), Slowenisch (gut), Mazedonisch (passiv gut), Albanisch (Grundkenntnisse)
1998 Einmonatiges Stipendium, Duke-Universität in North Carolina auf Einladung der Austrian-American-Foundation (abschließend wurden auch Medien in New York und Washington besucht)
2014 Journalist des Jahres
seit 2014 Korrespondent des ORF für die Ukraine

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