“The Future of Zimbabwe”: A lecture on the Rule of Law in Zimbabwe and the future of democracy, with Mordecai Mahlangu, Senior Advocate
Followed by a wider discussion on: “Mediating Justice in War and Peace”
War Crimes and human rights atrocities have been alleged to have been perpetrated in countries such as Libya, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Gaza. The UN Doctrine of Responsibility to Protect has been tested to the limit. Meanwhile the International Criminal Court has issued a number of writs against leaders such as Gaddafi. When and in what circumstances should the UN intervene militarily in countries to save lives? How does the international community balance the need to resolve conflict through negotiation and rebuild shattered societies with the demands of justice and the imperative to prosecute war criminals? How can democratic reform and reconciliation be encouraged in these countries in such a climate? We invite you to debate the most pressing international issues of our time with a unique panel of experts.