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CPD Series – Prosecuting War Crimes in Sierra Leone – Lesley Taylor QC

ICJ (Victoria) and the Criminal Bar Association invite you to join Lesley Taylor QC as she discusses war crime trials over breakfast at the Essoign Club. Lesley Taylor QC was Senior Trial Counsel prosecuting war crimes at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. She has also been Senior Legal Advisor for UNHCR on Commissions of Inquiry into Timor L’este and Southern Kyrgyzstan. Lesley will discuss how International Criminal Courts are set up and operate. She will explain the particular issues she faced running successful prosecutions in Freetown after the decade long conflict in Sierra Leone. She will advise how Australian lawyers can get involved in international criminal and humanitarian law.

A continental breakfast will be provided to attendees.

This seminar is a component of the Victorian Bar CPD Program and will carry one CPD point.

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 8.00 am
Location: The Essoign Club, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne
Admission Free