Press Release

05 November 2012

Canterbury Christ Church University continues its Making Politics Matter campaign with a public discussion on 'Justice after conflict: the case of the former Yugoslavia'.

Dr Soeren Keil, Lecturer in International Relations at the University, said: “The event will focus on the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established as an ad-hoc international court in 1993 in the midst of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

“The ICTY was also the first international court to classify rape as a war strategy and therefore a war crime, and stated that rape has been used in Bosnia and Herzegovina particularly as an element of genocide. It has subsequently found individuals guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and has helped to restore faith in justice for many victims of the conflict.

“The establishment of the International Criminal Court, and the general shift in international justice towards the responsibility of those in charge, clearly shows a lasting legacy of the ICTY. Now that the court is preparing to close down and the last cases are being heard, this event will be a good opportunity to look at not only some of its achievements, but also to discuss some of its problems.”

The event on Wednesday, 7 November will include a presentation from Iva Vukusic, a journalist from the Sense News Agency in The Hague, about the Impact of the ICTY, as well as a screening of the documentary ‘Sexual Violence and the Triumph of Justice’. 

Justice after conflict: the case of the former Yugoslavia takes place on Wednesday, 7 November, 6pm to 9pm in Old Sessions House.

The event is free to attend and open to all, no booking required.

For more information call 01227 767 700 ext. 3099 or email:


Notes to Editor

  • The Making Politics Matter campaign was launched in 2006. It seeks to engage the general public with political debate on a range of key topics.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey




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