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Panel IV: Post-Conflicting-Situation

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Speakers

Universitätsprofessor für Völkerrecht und Internationale Organisationen, Universität Graz, und Direktor des Europäischen Trainings- und Forschungszentrums für Menschenrechte und Demokratie in Graz (ETC)
OSCE Regional Co-ordinator and Chair of the Stability Pact Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings for South Eastern Europe
Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva
Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien Chair

Mag. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang BENEDEK

Universitätsprofessor für Völkerrecht und Internationale Organisationen, Universität Graz, und Direktor des Europäischen Trainings- und Forschungszentrums für Menschenrechte und Demokratie in Graz (ETC)

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften sowie der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften in Graz und Paris
 Forschungs- und Praxiserfahrung am Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht in Heidelberg sowie im Außenministerium in Wien
 Gastprofessuren in den USA und in Deutschland
 Vorsitzender von WUS Austria und Leitung umfangreicher Wiederaufbau- und Kooperationsprogramme mit Universitäten des ehemaligen Jugoslawien
1998 Habilitation

Dr. Helga KONRAD

OSCE Regional Co-ordinator and Chair of the Stability Pact Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings for South Eastern Europe

1967-75 Course of studies in English and Romance philology at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz and Sorbonne, Paris
1976 Studies completed with Ph.D.
1975-77 Teacher at institutes of adult education
1977-80 Adviser of Education and Culture in the Styrian Chamber of Labour
1980-93 Cultural management/Manager of the Styrian Cultural Initiative
1987-90 Member of the Municipal Council in Graz
1990-93 Member of Austrian Parliament
1993-95 Member of the Municipal Government (responsible for Youth, Family, Schools and Health) in Graz
1997-99 Member of Austrian Parliament
 President of the Austrian Institute of the Arts and Science (IWK)
since 2000 Chair of the Stability Pact Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings for South Eastern Europe, under the auspices of OSCE

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

Dr. Ernst SUCHARIPA

Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien

1969 Promotion zum Dr.iur., Universität Wien
1970-72 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen, Universität Linz; Lehrbeauftragter Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen
1972-74 Diplomatische Akademie Wien
1974 Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (Völkerrechtsbüro)
1985 Kabinettchef
1987 Leiter der Ostabteilung
1990 Leiter der Politischen Sektion (Politischer Direktor)
1993 Ständiger Vertreter Österreichs bei den Vereinten Nationen (Botschafter), New York
seit 1993 Vorstandsmitglied der International Peace Academy
1995 Ko-Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe zur Finanzlage der Vereinten Nationen
1998 Vertreter der österreichischen EU-Präsidentschaft bei den VN New York
1999 Ko-Vorsitzender der GV-Arbeitsgruppe zur Entwicklungsfinanzierung
seit 1999 Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien
2000/01 Sonderbotschafter für Restitutionsfragen