San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
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Achieving justice for victims of mass atrocities
At times when mass atrocities are displacing millions of civilians around the world - many of them arriving as refugees in Australia - bringing justice to victims is of paramount importance. This event features a keynote presentation by Stephen J Rapp, US Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues. Join us for an insightful discussion on how justice - in its various forms - can be achieved.
Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp
Stephen J. Rapp is Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State. Before this appointment, Stephen was a prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, leading prosecutions for former Liberian President Charles Taylor and others. During his time on the court, the first convictions in history for recruitment and use of child soldiers and for sexual slavery and forced marriage as crimes under international humanitarian law were achieved. Prior to working for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Stephen worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as both Senior Trial Attorney and Chief of Prosecutions, personally heading the trial team that achieved convictions of the principals of RTLM radio and Kangura newspaper -the first in history for leaders of the mass media for the crime of direct and public incitement to commit genocide. Stephen also worked as a United States Attorney in the Northern District of Iowa, worked in private practice, and was a member of the Iowa State Legislature. Stephen received his B.A. from Harvard, and received his J.D. from Drake University.
We regret to announce that unfortunately Phil Glendenning will be unable to speak at the event due to personal circumstances.
About the SSI Speakers’ Series:
During 2015, Settlement Services International (SSI) will host a series of talks and panel discussions on current refugee and asylum seeker issues and related topics. The SSI Speakers’ Series aims to inform, connect and challenge SSI staff and stakeholders and the wider community by providing opportunities for discussion that enhance knowledge and awareness about relevant issues impacting the organisation’s clients and their communities. For more information visit www.ssi.org.au
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Settlement Services International
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, asylum seeker assistance, accommodation, foster care, disability support and employment services in NSW. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.