Professor William A. Schabas

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a Holding Redlich Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Victors Justice: Selecting the Targets of International Tribunals

1 June 2011
Held at Monash University Law Chambers, 472 Bourke Street, Melbourne

 

Lecture

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Professor William A. Schabas is one of the world's leading authorities on international criminal law.  He is Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he holds the chair in human rights law. He is also an honorary professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing, and professeur associé at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is the author of more than 20 books and 275 journal articles, on such subjects as the abolition of capital punishment, genocide and the international criminal tribunals. His most recent book, The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. He is editor in chief of Criminal Law Forum. Professor Schabas was a member of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in Human Rights. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Royal Irish Academy and he has been awarded the Vespasian V. Pella Medal for International Criminal Justice of the Association internationale de droit penal.