Programme ‘Sentencing, Rehabilitation and Perpetrators of International Crimes’

30 November 2015, 9.00-17.00
Agora 2, VU University Main Building (3rd floor)


8.30-9.00 Registration

Morning session: Perpetrators of International Crimes, Sentencing and Rehabilitation

9.00-9.10 – Opening by Dr. Barbora Hola and Dr. Joris van Wijk (VU)

9.10-9.40 – Prof. Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee University)

Perpetrators of international crimes and sentencing/rehabilitation – Cross-cutting questions and dilemmas

9.40-10.10 – Prof. Alette Smeulers (Tilburg University/University of Groningen)

Perpetrators of International Crimes – A typology

10.10-10.40 – Dr. Kjell Anderson (NIOD)

Motivations and rationalizations of perpetrators of international crimes –Insights from perpetrator interviews


11.00-11.30 – Dr. Roisin Mulgrew (Nottingham University)

Enforcement of international sentences

11.30-12.00 – Dr. Barbora Hola and Dr. Joris van Wijk (VU)

Rehabilitation in international criminal justice: An empirical overview (ICTY, ICTR, SCSL, ICC)

12.00-12.30 – Discussion


Round table discussion: Rehabilitation interventions – Something for perpetrators of international crimes?


Prof. James McGuire (Liverpool University)
Offender rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural programmes

Dr. Bart Claes (Sheffield University)
Offender rehabilitation and restorative justice

Eelco Kessels (Global Center on Cooperative Security)
Disengagement and deradicalisation programmes


15.30-16.00 – Dr. Caroline Buisman (Defence counsel ICTR/ICC)

A defence perspective

16.00-16.30 – Howard Morrison (Judge ICC)

Reflections and moving forward

16.30-17.00 – General discussion