On Friday, 2 November 2018, The Guernica Group, the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) of the International Criminal Court, the Working Group on Transitional Justice of the Latin American Society of International Law and Santa Clara School of Law, hosted a conference entitled “Victims and International Justice” at Santa Clara University.
The full recording of the discussion is now available here.
This conference brought together a distinguished panel of international lawyers, prosecutors, judges and human rights activists who, for the past 20 years, have played a decisive role in the fight for justice on behalf of victims of international crimes and serious human rights violations to discuss the role and participation of victims in different justice mechanisms.
Participating experts included:
· Her Honour Judge Yassmin Barrios Aguilar: Judge at the Guatemalan Supreme Court, Presiding Judge in the Trial Chamber that convicted Guatemalan Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt of Genocide in 2013.
· Carlos Castresana: Prosecutor at the Spanish Audiencia Nacional, led the investigations into the indictment against Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala).
· Motoo Noguchi: Chair of the Board of Directors, Trust Fund for Victims; former UN international judge at the Khmer Rouge Trials in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC/UNAKRT).
· Felipe Michelini: Member of the Board of Directors, Trust Fund for Victims; Honorary Commissioner for the Working Group for Truth and Justice Uruguay, and
· Almudena Bernabeu: Co-founder and Director of The Guernica Group).
The panel was moderated by Claudia Josi, Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara Law and Senior Associate Member at Guernica37.