- [Distinguished Speaker Series] Inside the Courtroom and Beyond: Lessons from 23 years of international criminal law
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The Human Rights Hub will host a Special dialogue with Maxine Marcus, Founding Director of Partners in Justice International.Date: September 22, 2023.
Time: 10:00 a.m. South Korean Time
Venue: Yonsei University, New Millennium Hall 112
As a founding director of Partners in Justice International, Ms. Marcus centers her practice on providing technical support to local practitioners, partnering with them in their cases to help them ensure accountability for international crimes in their own countries’ courts.
Maxine Marcus is an international criminal prosecutor and investigator with 23 years’ of field-based and courtroom-based experience in international criminal law. Her fieldwork includes Chad (for Darfur), Sierra Leone, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Ingushetia/Chechnya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia (Gambella), Guinea, Kenya, South Sudan, South Korea (for DPRK), the Philippines, and Guatemala.
She served nine years as a prosecuting attorney at the ICTY on four cases, including the Mladic Case. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Marcus served as an investigating attorney for the Civil Defence Forces prosecution team in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In November and December 2009, Ms. Marcus served on the UN Commission of Inquiry for Guinea as the Gender and International Criminal Law Adviser, and from April to June 2014, she served as Senior International Criminal Law and Gender Adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on their Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative, and as Senior International Criminal Law Advisor to the UK Protocol on Documentation of Sexual Violence in Conflict. From December 2014 to March 2015, Ms. Marcus was senior SGBV advisor to the OHCHR Fact-Finding Mission for Sri Lanka, and from July to December 2015, she served as Senior Legal Investigator to the UN Secretary General’s External Panel on Sexual Abuse by International Forces in the Central African Republic.