Serious violations of International Humanitarian Law: Ensuring accountability for Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and War Crimes
We were delighted that Law alumna and Alumna of the Year 2018 award winner, Dr Rosalynd Roberts, joined us for our Alumni Lecture on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at Henley Business School on Whiteknights Campus.
After graduating with a PhD from the School of Law in 2011, Rosalynd played a central role in prosecuting the war crimes committed during the conflict in the Former Yugoslavia. Acting as a Legal Officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia between 2011 and 2017, the majority of her time was spent assisting the judges in the much publicised case against Ratko Mladic, who was finally convicted of crimes including genocide in November 2017.
Since July 2018 Rosalynd has been appointed Legal Adviser on War Crimes and Rule of Law for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this role she reports and advises relevant actors on trends observed in the domestic adjudication of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
Her work at the ICTY has given Rosalynd an insiders' perspective of this pioneering international criminal tribunal - the first of its kind since Nuremberg. During this lecture she brought clarity to the subject of international criminal justice and the work of the Tribunal. She also answered some of the more enduring questions about international criminal trials, such as the length of proceedings, and the role of criminal trials in transitional justice.
Photos from the evening can be viewed here.