the new ICLC webinar Wednesday Aug 16, 2023 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
After two weeks of intensive negotiations between nearly 300 experts in public international law and international criminal law, the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Other International Crimes — referred to as the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLA), and now formally titled the Ljubljana-The Hague MLA Convention — was adopted at the 18th Plenary Session of the MLA Diplomatic Conference in Ljubljana on 26 May 2023.
Developed outside the UN framework at the initiative of a few States, the Convention aims “to facilitate international cooperation in criminal matters between States Parties with a view to strengthening the fight against impunity” for the most serious crimes under international law.
Please join us for a presentation from Pamela Capizzi, the Head of Pool of Legal Expertise at TRIAL International, a Geneva-based NGO whose mission is to fight impunity for international crimes and support victims in their quest for justice. Ms. Capizzi represented TRIAL International at the MLA Diplomatic Conference which adopted the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention in May 2023 and recently co-authored a post on this topic (available here). Ms. Capizzi’s expertise focuses on strategic litigation and access to justice for victims of international crimes. She has extensive experience in providing legal assistance to victims at national, regional and international levels and in documenting gross human rights violations, especially conflict-related sexual violence cases. Ms. Capizzi holds a LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy.
This webinar is open to everyone. Register in advance here.
More about the The Ljubljana-The Hague MLA Convention:
- Asia Justice Coalition and Opinio Juris are currently hosting a joint Symposium on Ljubljana-The Hague Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance: Critical Reflections. It’s running as a series of 11 posts on international justice and accountability, with the most recent entry written by Pamela and Hugo Relva of Amnesty International.
- EJIL:Talk article by Bruno de Oliveira Biazatti and Ezéchiel Amani (June, 12 2023) The Ljubljana-The Hague Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance: Was the Gap Closed?
- asymmetrical haircuts podcast Episode 81 — Ljubljana Legal Lobbying with Vaios Koutroulis and Raquel Saveedra (July 6, 2023)
- International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Adoption of Milestone Treaty on International Cooperation Set to Advance the Fight against Impunity (July 31, 2023)