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The Iredell Lecture in Law and History 2017. LU

Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Lancaster University
 Tuesday 21 March 2017 The efficacy of international criminal tribunals as recorders of history from Nuremberg to The Hague Dr Guenael Mettraux, Professor of International Criminal Law and Procedure, University of Amsterdam 6pm. Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Lancaster University Wine Reception from 5pm The moral authority of the judgements of the Nuremberg Tribunal entailed on its successors the belief that, thanks to their impartiality and high standards of proof, international tribunals are uniquely qualified to write an objective account of instances of mass atrocities. Courtrooms have become battlegrounds in which nations, victims’ communities, defendants and the international community converge in order to influence the judicial narrative. But how well-suited is the judicial process to establishing historical truths? Drawing on his experience as a practitioner of international criminal law and as a scholar, Professor Mettraux investigates these difficult questions and offers insights into the role of history in the life of international criminal justice – and of international criminal justice in the writing of history. Free Tickets available through Eventbrite