CUHK Law Organises Symposium on “The International Criminal Responsibility of War’s Funders and Profiteers”

The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong organised a Symposium on “The International Criminal Responsibility of War’s Funders and Profiteers” on 23–24 June 2017 at its Graduate Law Centre, Central. The symposium examined the criminal accountability of individuals, businesses and governments that finance and profit from armed conflict. Around 40 scholars and practitioners from across the world participated to explore and discuss issues and challenges relating to the participation of economic actors in international crimes such as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

On the first day of the Symposium, the Vice-President and Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) Judge Liu Daqun delivered the keynote address looking into the differentiation of the modes of participation, the financing of terrorism convention and the ICTY jurisprudence. The Symposium was followed by five plenary sessions addressing topics on “The Second World War: Financiers, Profiteers and Slave Labour in Europe and Asia”, “Arms Fairs and ‘Flying Money’: The Circulation of Weapons, Art, Drugs and Cash in Conflict Zones”, “Developing the Available Law: Economic War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity”, “Where should the Buck Stop? Criminal Accountability of Individuals, Corporations and Organizations” and “Recovering the Profits of War: Forfeiture and Reparations”. The closing of the Symposium was marked by Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Distinguished Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Centre for Prevention of Genocide and at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, and former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Justice Issues.


For details of the Symposium, please visit the official website: https://goo.gl/5LXABW

Welcoming remarks by Prof. Nina Jørgensen of CUHK Law.

The Vice-President and Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY Judge Liu Daqun delivers the keynote address.

Speakers explore and discuss issues and challenges relating to the participation of economic actors in international crimes.

Closing remarks by Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Distinguished Fellow at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

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