SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

The Future of International Criminal Justice

Amassador Stephen Rapp

Date: 9 October 2015Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 9 October 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

The Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice, in association with the London Transitional Justice Network, is delighted to be hosting Ambassador Stephen Rapp, former​ly​ Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and responsible for the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, and until recently, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes in the US Office of Global Criminal Justice.

​This event will be Chaired by Leslie Vinjamuri.

'The Future of International Criminal Justice'

 Date: October 9th

Time: 5 -​ 6.45​ pm

Location:  ​Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery

Stephen J. Rapp served as Ambassador-at-Large heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in US State Department from September 2009 to August 2015. In that position he coordinated US government support to international criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Court, as well as to hybrid and national courts responsible for prosecuting persons charged with genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Before taking up his post in the Office of Global Criminal Justice, Ambassador Rapp served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL) and was responsible for the prosecution of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
From 2001 to 2007, he also was the Chief of Prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, personally heading the trial team that achieved convictions of the principals of RTLM radio and Kangura newspaper.

Ambassador Rapp was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa from 1993 to 2001, where his office won historic convictions under the firearms provision of the Violence Against Women Act and the serious violent offender provision of the 1994 Crime Act. Prior to his tenure as U.S. Attorney, he served as Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency.

This event is open to the public.  No reservation is required.

Organiser: Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri

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