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Soft law or hard law? Legal channels to achieving justice and why they were chosen

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

The hard way often leads to disastrous results. Which approaches and solutions could enlarge the repertoire? Can tools from international law be used on a national level for civil and penal law in order to restore sustainable peace under the law?

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna
Legal Adviser and Director, IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
Director Social Work, NEUSTART - Probation, Mediation and Social Work, Vienna
Attorney-at-Law, Emeritus, Salzburg
Head of Legal Services, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna
Member, Forum Alpbach Network; Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law, University of Graz

Mag. Dr. Ulrike FRAUENBERGER-PFEILER

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna

Doctorate in Law, University of Vienna Assistant Professor for Civil Procedure Law, Departement of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna Legal Expert, Strengthening the institutional and legislative framework in the field of international judicial cooperation, Romania Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies LLM, University of Vienna Coordinator of specialised training concerning Mediation; ADR in the diploma course in Law , University of Vienna Legal Expert, Working Group on the implementation of the EU-Mediation Directive, Austrian Federal Ministry for Justice Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies, Danube University of Krems Postgraduate Studies, "Certified Mediator" according to the Austrian law on Civil Mediation 2003 Postgraduate Studies, "Academic Mediator" Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies, ARGE Bildungsmanagement, Vienna Legal Expert, Working Group on the "Vienna Mediation Rules", VIAC - Vienna International Arbitral Center, Vienna
2000
since 2007
2007-2008
since 2008
since 2010
2010
2013-2017
2013-2014
2014-2015
since 2015
2015

Array Peri Lynne JOHNSON

Legal Adviser and Director, IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

 Ms Johnson joined the Office of Legal Affairs of the IAEA in January 2011. Previously, Ms Johnson served nearly 20 years with the United Nations in increasingly senior positions in UNHCR (Guinea, Conakry, West Africa), the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (New York) and the UNDP Legal Support Office (New York), where she served, in her last capacity, as Director of the Legal Office.
 Before joining the United Nations, Ms Johnson served as Legal Associate at Arnold & Porter, a leading United States law firm, in Washington, D.C., where she handled litigation and international matters.
 Ms Johnson is featured in Chapter 7 (International Law) of Lawyers at Work (Cosslett, Apress, 2012), and lectures and publishes on the work of the IAEA, including nuclear safety, security and safeguards.
 Ms Johnson serves on the Board of the OECD/NEA International School of Nuclear Law in association with Montpellier University (France).
 Ms Johnson earned her B.A. in French Literature (with a focus in Government and International Relations), with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA in 1988, and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 1991.

Dr. Christoph KOSS

Director Social Work, NEUSTART - Probation, Mediation and Social Work, Vienna

Doctor jur., University Vienna Master of of Laws, University of Notre Dame, IN; London Law Centre, London Qualified Social Worker, Academy for Social Work, Vienna Judicial Practice Legal Adviser, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in cooperation with Caritas Austria, Vienna
1987
1988
1991
1986-1989
 Since 1991 Different functions, NEUSTART - Probation, Mediation and Social Work, Vienna
1989-1991

Dr. Waltraud STEGER

Attorney-at-Law, Emeritus, Salzburg

Promotion, University of Graz Attorney-at-Law, Linz Member of Committee, OÖRAK - Upper Austrian Bar, Linz President, Board of Trustees, Anwaltsakademie Gesellschaft zur Förderung anwaltlicher Aus- und Fortbildung m.b.H., Vienna Vice-president, ÖRAK - Austrian Bar, Vienna Member, Committee, CCBE - Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, Brussels
1966
1978-2009
1998-2009
2009-2002
2002-2009
2002-2009

LLM Lisa TABASSI

Head of Legal Services, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna

Researcher, Tavakoli & Associates, Tehran Researcher, Bureau of International Legal Services, The Hague Researcher, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague Case Manager, Klein Wegis DeNatale Hall Goldner & Muir, Bakersfield, CA Senior Research Assistant, Preparatory Commission for the OPCW, The Hague Legal Officer, OPCW - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague Chief, Legal Services Section, Preparatory Commission, CTBTO - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Vienna Guest Lecturer in various law faculties, eg, Leiden, Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Sussex, Auckland Trustee (pro bono), VERTIC - Verification Research, Training and Information Centre, London
1979-1982
1982-1984
1984-1986
1989-1992
1993-1997
1997-2007
2007-2014
2002-2017
2015-2017

Mag. Dr. Eva Maria TSCHERNER

Member, Forum Alpbach Network; Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law, University of Graz

Master of Law, University of Graz Master of Political Sciences, Institut d' Etudes Politiques, Robert Schuman University Strasbourg Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Graz Doctorate in Law, University of Graz Scientific Assistant, Austrian Supreme Court, Vienna Clerkships at various Austrian courts
2002-2006
2005-2007
2007-2011
2008-2011
2011
2011-2012

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