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March Events at the Human Rights Archive

David Tolbert, ICTJDate: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm. Free and open to the public

Location: Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Franklin Garage

Presentation by David Tolbert, President of ICTJ, "Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?"

David Tolbert, President of ICTJ, will discuss how the fight against impunity has experienced many setbacks over the last decade, with the ICC under attack, national efforts failing, and many states that supported human rights in the past more concerned about the “War on Terror” or their access to natural resources than fighting impunity. Tolbert will pose the critical question of the extent to which there has been a “wrong turn” on human rights generally and the fight against impunity specifically, and how we can begin to mobilize ideas and energy to push back against the revanchists and energize the struggle for human rights and accountability.

David Tolbert has served as president of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) since 2010. Previously he served as registrar (assistant secretary-general) of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and prior to that was assistant secretary-general and special expert to the United Nations secretary-general on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Tolbert served as deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Tolbert held the position of executive director of the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, which manages rule-of-law development programs throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Part of Commissioning Truths: 30 Years After Nunca Más, a Trent Memorial Foundation funded project.

Sponsored by the the Human Rights Archive at the Rubenstein Library, The Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI, and the Trent Memorial Foundation.