August 24 2011

7:30 a.m. -8:00 a.m Registration

8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Andreas Forer (ProFis)
  • Maria Camila Moreno (ICTJ)
  • Marcelo Alvarez (MAPP-OEA)

8:30 a.m. - 9: 00 a.m. Prioritization strategies and consequences
Iván Orozco (Professor, University of the Andes)

9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Hits and misses of the prioritization and selection strategy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Dan Saxon (ex ICTY)

9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Prosecution alternatives for transitional justice processes (in particular, the principle of opportunity)
Kai Ambos (Professor, Gottingen University)

10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Confronting a long list of past atrocities: how to select and prioritize cases of core international crimes
Maria Paula Saffon (Doctoral candidate in political science, Columbia University)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The state of prosecution of crimes in the Colombian judicial system: prosecution strategies, including prioritization of cases
Paul Seils (Vice President, Programs and Legal, ICTJ)

11:30 a.m. - 12 :00 a.m. Selection and prioritization strategy in Colombia
Claudia López Díaz (ProFis)

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Presentations: comparative experiences

  • Argentina: Lisandro Pellegrini
  • Guatemala: María José Ortiz, Paul Seils, Dan Saxon

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reflection panel: variations and takeaways for an effective application of the Justice and Peace Law and options to maximize its impact in Colombia

  • Andreas Forer
  • María Camila Moreno
  • Sergio Jaramillo
  • Juan Fernando Cristo
  • Diego López Medina