The Problems for International Criminal Law Enforcement

Date & time
5.30–6.30pm Monday 20 June 2016

Staff Library ANU College of Law, Building 5, Fellows Road, The Australian National University

The Hon Kevin Parker AC, Former Vice-President and Trial Chamber President of the ICTY in The Hague


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The Hon Kevin Parker AC is a former Vice-President and Trial Chamber President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

He will provide an insider’s view of International Criminal Courts and their problems from an Australian perspective. Among others, he will look at the problem of National Sovereignty, its influence on the selection of Judges and the evidence and procedures used, and its consequences for the International Criminal Court and the enforcement of International Criminal Law.

The Hon Kevin Parker AC was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in 1960. He was the Chief Crown Prosecutor in Western Australia from 1971-1974. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1977 and was the Solicitor-General for Western Australia from 1979-1994. From 1994-2003, he was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. From 2003-2011, he was a Permanent Judge of the UN War Crimes Tribunal (ICTY) in the Hague, Vice-President from 2005-2008 and Presiding Judge Trial Chamber II from 2008-2011.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1989, and Companion of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to International Law. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2013.

This is a free event.

Please RSVP by no later than Friday 17 June 2016


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