Khmer Rouge - Q&A met advocaten Héleyn Unac en Karim Khan

Khmer Rouge and the Man of Non-violence, The
Voertaal: Engels

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dinsdag 26 maart 2013 - 19:00

Q&A met advocaat Héleyn Unac van de verdediging van Duch en Karim Khan, voormalig advocaat van de slachtoffers bij de rechtszaak tegen Duch. Moderator is Michelle Parlevliet, Universiteit van Amsterdam.


François Roux, a distinguished defence lawyer in the field of international justice, joined the Tribunal as Head of Defence Office. Mr Roux, a French citizen, has been an attorney for 38 years and is influenced by the life and thinking of Mahatma Gandhi, who was also a lawyer. Since 1999, Mr Roux has represented several accused and suspects before various international criminal jurisdictions, including the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court, and he represented Duch before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has acted in various cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva. He is a Knight of the National Order of Merit and of the Légion d'Honneur. Mr Roux has written several articles on human rights which have appeared in leading French newspapers, including Le Monde and Libération. He was the head of a French law firm in Montpellier in the south of France specialising in criminal law, international relations, the law of persons, public law, mediation and human rights. His motto is "it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness". He has published En état de légitime révolte (Indigène Editions, 2002).


Michelle Parlevliet is onderzoeker aan de Faculteit Rechten van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Haar onderzoek richt zich op het kruispunt van mensenrechten en conflicttransformatie in theorie en praktijk. Ze is lid van de International Advisory Board of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (University of East London). Ze werkte onder andere als senior adviseur conflicttransformatie in Nepal voor het Deense ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Parlevliet ontwikkelde een training op afstand over het voorkomen van conflicten voor nationale mensenrechtenorganisaties.

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