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FEBRUARY 26th ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES: THE KHMER ROUGE TRIBUNAL AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
*UN Photo / Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Please join us for a lecture and roundtable discussion with Andrew Cayley, QC, on the topic of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and its Contribution to Transitional Justice. The talk is part of the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard Lecture Series 2012-13 and is being co-sponsored with the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Location: Hauser Hall 102 (Harvard Law School Campus)
4-5pm (Remarks by Co-Prosecutor Cayley)
5-6pm (Roundtable discussion on the impact of victim participation on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal)
Light refreshments will be provided; questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Cayley is a Queen's Counsel and leading international criminal lawyer, who has prosecuted and defended at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("ICTY"), International Criminal Court ("ICC"), Special Court for Sierra Leone ("SCSL") and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia ("ECCC"). He is currently the United Nations Chief International Co-Prosecutor of the ECCC, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Prior to his appointment in Cambodia, Cayley represented Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, before the SCSL and Ivan Čermak before the ICTY. Čermak was acquitted of all charges against him in April 2011. Prior to his appointment in Cambodia, Cayley was responsible for the Security Council referred investigation into serious human rights violations in the Darfur region of the Sudan. He applied for the first criminal charges in the Darfur situation. From 2001 to 2005, he was Senior Prosecuting Counsel at the ICTY. He laid the current charges against Ratko Mladić and led the first prosecution of members of the Kosovo Liberation Army for crimes against humanity and war crimes. From 1994 to 2001, Cayley was Prosecuting Counsel at the ICTY where he worked on many cases including the Krstić case where the prosecution team secured the first conviction for genocide, in Europe, since the Second World War.
Cayley was educated at Brighton College, University College London (LL.M 1986) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He speaks widely on international criminal law and most recently has presented papers on various subjects at Harvard, Yale, Rutgers, Washington University School of Law, the Free University of Amsterdam, Hong Kong University, the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University.
In November 2011, Cayley was presented to the Assembly of States Parties of the Rome Statute (the founding document of the International Criminal Court) as one of four candidates to be the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. In March 2012, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and Minister of Justice, he was appointed Queen's Counsel by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.