[PAST EVENT] Women Accused of International Crimes

November 5, 2015
Law School, Room 120
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Suzannah Linton is an international consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She has served as a UN Prosecutor for Serious Crimes in East Timor, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, and with UN and other international missions in Cambodia, Indonesia, East Timor, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and elsewhere.

In this presentation, Dr. Linton will be speaking about her recent academic work on Women Who Commit International Crimes. Her research is bringing to light a matter of global significance that challenges the dominant narrative and raises major challenges across disciplines. Her talk will focus on the issue of equality in the criminal justice system, and whether criminal proceedings for international crimes raise particular issues that require women to be treated differently.

In 2014, she was appointed to a Visiting Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. She is an advisor to the Chinese Initiative on International Law and the Chinese Initiative on International Criminal Justice, a founding member of the Antonio Cassese Initiative for Peace, Justice and Humanity, and an advisor to the Federal Law Academy in Burma as well as the Burma Legal Aid Network.

Her 2015 teaching commitments have included terms as Visiting Professor at the China University of Political Science & Law and the China-EU School of Law. She has previously been Chair of International Law at Bangor University in the UK (2011-2014) where she founded the Bangor Centre for International Law, and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong (2005-2011).

During her time in Hong Kong, Dr. Linton uncovered war crimes trials held in the territory from 1946-1948 and brought them to global prominence through a database at the University of Hong Kong, and academic publications such as Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials (OUP 2013). She is also a co-editor (with Gran Sluiter, Hkan Friman, Sergey Vasiliev and Salvatore Zappal) of The General Rules and Principles of International Criminal Procedure (Oxford University Press 2013).

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