Building on a new paradigm of International Criminal Law: Lessons from the 1943 – 1948 UN War Crimes Commission

The Hague Institute welcomed a renowned expert on The United Nations War Crimes Commission. Dr. Dan Plesch discussed the work of the 1943- 1948 UN War Crimes Commission which has been inaccessible and overlooked for many years.

Dr. Plesch leads the project on the UNWCC at SOAS, University of London. The research was published in 2014 in the journal Criminal Law Forum. He drew on this and further archival research to suggest reforms to current practice in the areas of complementarity systems, collective responsibility, prosecution of crimes of sexual violence, and environmental pillage amongst other issues. Dr Plesch has his BA from Bristol and Phd from Keele. He currently directs the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. His most recent book is America, Hitler and the UN, I.B. Tauris 2011.

For more information related to the first lecture on the work of the UN War Crimes Commission, please read here.

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