On 10 September 2015, UNU and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo will host 70 Years After World War Two: No Peace Without Justice, a special HagueTalks event with HE Judge Sang-Hyun Song, former President of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This event will start at 6:30 p.m. at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
Seventy years since the end of World War Two, the world has made great progress in promoting human rights and international justice, but many challenges remain. HE Judge Sang-Hyun Song will join Sebastian von Einsiedel, Director of the UNU Centre for Policy Research, to discuss the significance of international criminal justice to the larger human rights movement, its potential to foster conflict resolution and ensure the prevention of mass human rights abuses, and the challenges faced by the ICC.
This event is part of the HagueTalks series. HagueTalks, powered by the Hague Peace and Justice Project, are a meeting place for creative minds, peace inventors and game changers in the field of peace and justice. This event will be filmed and published on HagueTalks.com.
Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 9 September) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.
Judge Sang-Hyun Song, born in Seoul, Republic of Korea (1941), is the former President of the International Criminal Court. He has extensive practical and academic experience in the areas of court management, civil and criminal procedure, and the law of evidence. For more than thirty years, he taught as a professor of law at Seoul National University Law School, beginning in 1972.
He has also held visiting professorships at a number of law schools, including Harvard University, New York University, the University of Melbourne and Victoria University of Wellington. Judge Song started his legal career as a judge advocate in the Korean army and later as a foreign attorney in a New York law firm.
He has served as a member of the advisory committee to the Korean Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice. He led initiatives to reform the Republic of Korea’s national litigation system and the criminal justice system, particularly the reform of the Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Court Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the prison system.
Judge Song has vast international law experience, principally international humanitarian law and human rights law. He is co-founder of the Legal Aid Centre for Women, and of the Childhood Leukemia Foundation in Seoul, and the President of UNICEF/Republic of Korea. Judge Song is also the respected author of several publications on relevant legal issues, and the recipient of the highest decoration of the Government of the Republic of Korea.
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