About This Event
From Vladimir Putin’s forced deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia to the burning of Rohingya villages in Myanmar to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, war crimes shock the collective conscience, demanding a resolute response from the international community. Moreover, according to the United Nations, evidence of war crimes is emerging in real time in the latest outbreak of violence in Israel and Gaza.
But how exactly is a war crime defined, and how do states actually bring perpetrators of war crimes to account? What happens when governments are uncooperative or try to shield perpetrators of these crimes from prosecution? And what are the limitations of prosecution when it comes to holding perpetrators of war crimes accountable? Join the Council for a discussion of how international lawyers and human rights advocates investigate and prosecute war crimes, and the role of prosecution in securing justice for survivors.