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Luncheon with Distinguished Visiting Jurist: Judge O-Gon Kwon, ICTY
William H. Gates Hall
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes
Lunch and Discussion with Distinguished Visiting Jurist Judge O-Gon Kwon, The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
12:00-1:30pm in 447 William H. Gates Hall. Limited Seating - rsvp required.
Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs, the Asian Law Center, the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development, the International Law Society, the Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Korean American Law Student Association
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Since its establishment in 1993 it has irreversibly changed the landscape of international humanitarian law in its precedent-setting decisions on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Judge Kwon has been working as one of the permanent judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since being elected by the UN General Assembly in November 2001. He previously served in the judiciary of the Republic of Korea for 22 years. Judge Kwon currently presides over the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadžić, and previously sat on the trial of Slobodan Milošević, former President of the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and on the trial of Popović and others.