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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?

Speakers

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 Chair

Mag. Dr. Ulrike FRAUENBERGER-PFEILER

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna

2000 Doctorate in Law, University of Vienna
since 2007 Assistant Professor for Civil Procedure Law, Departement of Civil Procedure, University of Vienna
2007-2008 Legal Expert, Strengthening the institutional and legislative framework in the field of international judicial cooperation, Romania
since 2008 Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies LLM, University of Vienna
since 2010 Coordinator of specialised training concerning Mediation; ADR in the diploma course in Law , University of Vienna
2010 Legal Expert, Working Group on the implementation of the EU-Mediation Directive, Austrian Federal Ministry for Justice
2013-2017 Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies, Danube University of Krems
2013-2014 Postgraduate Studies, "Certified Mediator" according to the Austrian law on Civil Mediation 2003
2014-2015 Postgraduate Studies, "Academic Mediator"
since 2015 Lecturer, Postgraduate Studies, ARGE Bildungsmanagement, Vienna
2015 Legal Expert, Working Group on the "Vienna Mediation Rules", VIAC - Vienna International Arbitral Center, Vienna
2016 Legal Expert, EURALIUS VI, Euralius: Consolidation of the Justice System in Albania, Tirana

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

1987 Doctor jur., University Vienna
1988 Master of of Laws, University of Notre Dame, IN; London Law Centre, London
1991 Qualified Social Worker, Academy for Social Work, Vienna
1986-1989 Judicial Practice
 Since 1991 Different functions, NEUSTART - Probation, Mediation and Social Work, Vienna
1989-1991 Legal Adviser, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in cooperation with Caritas Austria, Vienna
since 2011 Director Social Work, NEUSTART - Probation, Mediation and Social Work, Vienna

Dr. Waltraud STEGER

Attorney-at-Law, Emeritus, Salzburg

1966 Promotion, University of Graz
1978-2009 Attorney-at-Law, Linz
1998-2009 Member of Committee, OÖRAK - Upper Austrian Bar, Linz
2009-2002 President, Board of Trustees, Anwaltsakademie Gesellschaft zur Förderung anwaltlicher Aus- und Fortbildung m.b.H., Vienna
2002-2009 Vice-president, ÖRAK - Austrian Bar, Vienna
2002-2009 Member, Committee, CCBE - Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, Brussels
1999-2009 Certificated mediator

LLM Lisa TABASSI

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

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

Mag. Dr. Eva Maria TSCHERNER

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

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

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