AmP session with Melinda Taylor on 10 November

On 10 November 2016, CICJ will welcome Melinda Taylor for another Academic meets Practitioner (“AmP”) session. During these sessions, CICJ researchers and other invited academics meet with international criminal justice practitioners. Together they discuss their views on various challenges encountered in the practice of prosecutions of international crimes. The series aims to promote a constructive dialogue and future collaboration between the academia and practice.

Melinda Taylor will discuss current legal and structural challenges faced by the Defence in international criminal proceedings. Given her experience in the field of international criminal justice, the CICJ is pleased to host Melinda Taylor. Ms. Taylor is currently representing Mr. Jean-Pierre Bemba in the Article 70 proceedings before the ICC, and is also engaged in human rights litigation on issues concerning arbitrary detention (for example, as concerns Julian Assange). She previously worked for the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence at the ICC, during which time she acted as Counsel for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. She has a Masters in International Human Rights law from University of Oxford, and is admitted to practice in New York.

The meetings are by invitation only. For further information or if you are interested in joining, please contact Barbora Hola.

Melinda Taylor: “The Defence – The Invisible Pillar of International Justice”

Date:              17 May 2016

Time:              13:00 – 14:30

Venue:           VU University Amsterdam, Initium building, Room IN 2A-45