1. The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights Event. On 14 June 2023, the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham will host a roundtable discussion to commemorate the launch of the 5th edition of Harris, O’Boyle and Warbrick, The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights. The event will be in person and online. More details are available here.
2. In the Pursuit of Reparatory and Racial Justice: Reclaiming the Codification of the International Crime of the Slave Trade. This virtual Zoom event will take place on 31 May 2023, 1:30-2:45pm EDT, 7.30-8.45 PM CET, as a Side Event to the Second Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. wp-signup.php here. Opening remarks and moderation will be provided by Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Adviser on Slavery Crimes to the Office of the Prosecutor and Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Participants will be: Epsy Campbell Barr, Chair Designate, UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent; Catherine S. Namakula, Member, UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; and, H.E. Michael Imran Kanu, Ambassador & Deputy Permanent Representative for Legal Affairs, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nation. At this moment in time, no international court statute, nor the proposed crimes against humanity treaty under consideration at the United Nations Sixth Committee, has express provisions to address the international crime of the slave trade. During the Second Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, leading experts in law, literature, and history, will discuss the coloniality of this unconscionable omission. In the pursuit of global guarantees of non-repetition, reparatory and racial justice, experts will draw on the importance of reclaiming the slave trade’s codification as a crime under international criminal law by re-situating it, as a crime against humanity and as war crimes, in the Rome Statute.