Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.4, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Extrajudicial killing and state policy: case studies
Room C2.4, Convention Centre, Level 2

Committee(s)

War Crimes Committee (Lead)

Description

The War Crimes Committee will review states’ use of organisations such as the police to kill members of groups deemed to be antisocial to the interests of society: drug dealers; political opponents; criminal gangs; and business rivals. In states where this is alleged to be happening, the Committee will establish if there are grounds to regard such attacks as being widespread and systemic, and thereby crimes against humanity.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Steven Kay QC Chambers of Steven Kay QC, London, England; Member, War Crimes Committee Advisory Board

Speakers

Leonard James John Blazeby International Committee of the Red Cross Mission in Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Agnes Callamard Columbia University, Global Freedom of Expression, New York, New York, USA
Alison Cole New York University and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand