Invited Expert and Presentations on International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Panelist, “After the Verdict: Dominic Ongwen and the Many Sides of Justice, School of           Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia, May 2021, at Colloquia and Webinars – Transnational  Justice Project

Interview on Ongwen case (ICC), Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights, The Hague, May 2021

Presentation on ICTR, Advanced Colloquium (Human Rights),New York University, School of Professional Affairs, New York, New York, January 2021

Resource Person and Speaker,  African Bar Association, 2020 Virtual Conference, Niamey, Niger on the ICTR Acquitted and Situation of ICTR Prisoners in Benin, November 2020

Presentation on Ongwen Case, “Global Justice and Societies in Transition,” Brandeis University, October 2020

Panelist, “Accountability for Human Rights Violations,” Southern Cameroons/Ambazonian Women’s Virtual Conference on Waging Peace, September 2020

Presentation on Challenges to International Justice:  Rectifying Selective Prosecution and Abandoning the Presumption of Guilt, Africa Committee, American Bar Association, July 2020

Presenter, “Pathways to Careers in International Law,” Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights, The Hague, June 2020

Guest Lecturer on the International Criminal Court, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2020

Presentation, International Criminal Defence Work, New York University, School of Professional Affairs, New York, New York, April 2020

Speaker, “Forced Abduction and Recruitment as Child Soldiers: A Mitigating Factor for Deciding Crime and Punishment?,” 3rd Annual Conference on Sexual Violence Against the Male Gender: The Case of Child  Soldiers, Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights, The Hague, February 2020; CAJPHR report on Conference is here – Beth’s remarks are reported on pp 10-12

Guest Lecturer, Course on International Criminal Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, January 2020

Resource Person and Speaker on the International Criminal Court, Fair Trial as a Human Right, Representing Military Defendants and the Treatment of ICTR Acquitted Persons, African Bar Association, 2019 Annual Conference, Monrovia, Liberia, October 2019

Speaker, From Defence to Defence Roundtable on “Video-Link in International Criminal Trials,” sponsored by Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD) of the ICC and Defence Office of the STL (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), The Hague, October 2019

Guest Lecturer, International Criminal Law and Accountability, REACT 2019 Training Programme in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Helsinki Espana, University Network, Madrid, Spain, June 2019

Presenter, “The Treatment of the ICTR Acquitted: The ‘Achilles Heel’ of International Criminal Justice,” Conference on International Public Law and International Humanitarian Law, sponsored by the Cuban Society of International Law of the National Union of Cuban Jurists ( and the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana, June 2017

Guest Lecturer, “Practicing International Criminal Law in the International Courts and Tribunals,” New England Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2017

Presentation, “The Treatment of the ICTR Acquitted: the ‘Achilles Heel’ of International Criminal Justice,” IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference/Research Forum, University of Georgia Law School, Athens, Georgia, March 2017

Invited Expert, Workshop on the Future of the Field of International Justice, New York University Center for Global Affairs, February 2017

 Presentation,  “Can International Criminal Law Deliver Justice (and why this matters)?” International Courts Committee, American Bar Association, February 2017

Guest Lecturer, “Advocacy and Litigation before International Courts and Tribunals,” Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands, April 2016

Speaker, “Truth Commissions: Dealing with the Past and Building a New Future,” 2nd International Conference: Breaking Silence and Uncovering the 1972 Burundi Genocide Against Hutu, New York, May 2015

Expert on Legal Aid for UNDP/HQ: Implementing New Penal Codes, Submission by the ABA-UNDP International Legal Resources Center, June 2014

Expert Advisor on Truth Commissions and Amnesties, International Senior Lawyers Project, U.K., August 2014

Presenter, “Evidentiary Issues: Fact-Finding Without Facts: ICTR,” 3rd International Criminal Defense Conference: “International Criminal Justice: Justice for Whom?” Montreal, Canada, September 2012 (Conference accredited as Continuing Legal Education by the Quebec Bar Association)

Guest Lecturer, “Problems of Defense in International Tribunals,” Seton Hall Law School, Newark, New Jersey, 2011

Presenter, “Experiences as a Defense Attorney at the ICTR,” Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham School of Law, New York City , 2010

Panelist, “Pathways to Employment in International Law,” International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, 2010

Presenter, “Tortured Law, Tortured ‘Justice’ – Joint Criminal Enterprise in the Case of Aloys Simba,” ICTR Defense Conference, The Hague, November 2009

Speaker, “Defending War Criminals: Perspectives from an International Criminal Defense Attorney,” Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, New York, 2009

Speaker, “Fulfilling Its Mandate: Challenges to the ICTR,” Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, New York, 2006

Faculty & Panelist, Training Workshop on Criminal Defense in International Criminal Law, International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Montreal, Canada, 2006

Instructor, “Ethics, Law and Politics: Challenges at the ICTR,” Continuing Legal Education Program, Legal Aid Society, New York City, 2005

Invited Expert, 1st Seminar on Defense Issues, International Criminal Court, The Hague, October 2003

Speaker, “Between Nuremberg and Amnesia: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (South Africa) – Contributions to Human Rights,” The 2nd Conference on the Jeju April 3rd (Sasam) Uprising and World Peace, Jeju Island, Korea, 2002; see jeju presentation – 2002 

Presenter, “Establishing a Just Legal Order,” IADL XVth Congress, Commission on Democracy and Human Rights, Theory and Practice, Havana, Cuba 2000

Speaker on International Human Rights, International Federation of Women Lawyers, Kerala Branch, Cochin, Kerala, India, 1999

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