ETJN Fifth Annual Lecture 29 April 2015
Paul Seils : 'Current Challenges of Transitional Justice'
The Essex Transitional Justice Network is holding its fifth annual lecture on Wednesday 29th April 2015.
Our guest for this occasion will be Paul Seils, Vice-President of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, who will use his expertise in the field to discuss the current challenges of Transitional Justice.
Paul began his professional career as a criminal defense lawyer. From 1997 he spent nearly five years in Guatemala designing and directing investigations on behalf of victims into massacres committed by the military during the civil war. He has held senior positions in the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, worked in the Rule of Law section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and at the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).
Paul has written widely on theory and practice in transitional justice, particularly on the importance of national prosecutions and complementarity, challenges in investigating mass crimes in transitional contexts, and on mapping and selection issues. He returned to the ICTJ in October 2010, having been one of its original senior associates when the organization began in 2001.