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Panel IV: Post-Conflicting-Situation

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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

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

Dr. Helga KONRAD

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

-75 Course of studies in English and Romance philology at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz and Sorbonne, Paris Studies completed with Ph.D. -77 Teacher at institutes of adult education -80 Adviser of Education and Culture in the Styrian Chamber of Labour -93 Cultural management/Manager of the Styrian Cultural Initiative -90 Member of the Municipal Council in Graz -93 Member of Austrian Parliament -95 Member of the Municipal Government (responsible for Youth, Family, Schools and Health) in Graz -99 Member of Austrian Parliament
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 President of the Austrian Institute of the Arts and Science (IWK)

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

University of Vienna - studies in law and interpretation in French Master degrees in Law and Interpretation Postgraduate education as judge Assistant to the Chief Executive of Rhône-Poulenc Company Department in Vienna Supervisor for senior residence homes of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce University of Vienna. Language teacher. German for foreigners, Appointed Judge at the Vienna Youth Court 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 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 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. Appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (Member of the Appeals Chamber)
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Dr. Ernst SUCHARIPA

Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien

Promotion zum Dr.iur., Universität Wien -72 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen, Universität Linz; Lehrbeauftragter Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen -74 Diplomatische Akademie Wien Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (Völkerrechtsbüro) Kabinettchef Leiter der Ostabteilung Leiter der Politischen Sektion (Politischer Direktor) Ständiger Vertreter Österreichs bei den Vereinten Nationen (Botschafter), New York Vorstandsmitglied der International Peace Academy Ko-Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe zur Finanzlage der Vereinten Nationen Vertreter der österreichischen EU-Präsidentschaft bei den VN New York Ko-Vorsitzender der GV-Arbeitsgruppe zur Entwicklungsfinanzierung Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien
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