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Saturday 4 February (0900 - 0915)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Saturday 4 February (0915 - 1000)

Saturday 4 February (1000 - 1115)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum

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Today, the world is confronted with unprecedented movements of forcibly displaced people from various countries and continents. More than 60 million people worldwide have had to leave their homes due to armed conflict, persecution, violent extremism, religious or political intolerance, and human rights abuses. The growing number of people forcibly displaced across the globe – and more generally, the increased numbers of people travelling in mixed flows with the assistance of smugglers – means an increasing number of individuals who are at heightened risk of trafficking and forced slavery. This panel will discuss: • The interplay between international refugee law, migration law and international criminal justice • The movement of persons across borders in international law and the impact of international criminal law and international human rights law on migration control • Human trafficking as a crime against humanity • Fighting illegal migration and international human rights standards

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Saturday 4 February (1145 - 1300)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum

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The substantive discussion of this panel will cover the link between the funding of war and other major threats to international peace and security such as terrorism through illicit activities including but not limited to human and drug trafficking. The panel will also cover methods and strategies to combat such funding activities under international law.

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Saturday 4 February (1400 - 1530)

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Political leaders often invoke post-war developments, like bringing democracy or stability, to justify or condemn a war. Twentieth century warfare and modern interventions, however, have all too often shown that the use of force, whether in international or non-international armed conflict, is followed by chaos and legal uncertainty. Jus post bellum has thus become the subject of interest for many international lawyers concerned with transitions from conflict to peace. Just settlement, conflict termination and peace-making have historically been the focus of this discipline as it has evolved in the Law of Nations. With the birth of modern international criminal law, however, and future developments in the law on the use of force, questions have arisen and will continue to arise concerning the propriety and sequencing of justice and accountability mechanisms for violations of the laws of war during and in the lead up to the conflict. Drawing from case studies such as Yemen, Syria, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and many others, jus post bellum questions of public international law, human rights law, and international criminal law will be explored in the course of this panel.

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Saturday 4 February (1600 - 1730)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum

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2016 has seen some significant cases concerning immunities, including the case of Omar al-Bashir in South Africa and a challenge in the UK courts concerning Special Mission Immunity granted to the Egyptian Army’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy. This session will review these and other recent cases and consider the development of law in relation to immunity.

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Saturday 4 February (1730 - 1800)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Saturday 4 February (1800 - 1900)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)