The Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice, Swansea University and the Centre for International Law Research and Policy invites you to a seminar on
Investigation and Prosecution of International Crimes in Domestic Courts
States have a legal responsibility to provide effective penal sanctions for persons responsible for international crimes. This also entails an obligation to bring such persons to their own domestic courts or extradite such persons to other states that are able and willing to conduct trials. International criminal tribunals and courts are to be a last resort when states fail to meet these obligations. Even with the existence and availability of criminal proceedings at international level, the assumption is, and the practical circumstances require, that most cases will need to be adjudicated at domestic level.
Part of this event is devoted to a research project and new volume that presents 21 articles on the investigation and prosecution in Scandinavia of international crimes. The seminar also discusses experiences from Germany, Europol and the importance of going beyond Europe.
Introduction and the book project on Scandinavia
– Prof. Mark Klamberg, Stockholm University
Investigations and Prosecutions in Finland
– Dr. Mikaela Heikkilä, Åbo Akademi University
Investigations and Prosecutions in Germany
– Federal Prosecutor Christian Ritscher
– Defence lawyer Natalie von Wistinghausen
Structural Investigations in Sweden
– PhD. Candidate Miriam Ingeson, Uppsala University
Evidentiary challenges in universal jurisdiction cases
– PhD. Candidate Karolina Aksamitowska, Swansea University
The importance of taking a global, inclusive apprach to domestic war crimes justice
– Director Morten Bergsmo, Centre for International Law Research and Policy
Europol’s Analysis Project on Core International Crimes and assistance to national jurisdictions in structural investigations
– Mr Jörg Roofthooft, Project Manager of the Analysis Project on Core International Crimes at Europol
Due to the COVID-19 situation the seminar will take place via Zoom via the following link: https://stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/64038541054
The seminar is co-organized by the following partners.