Berlin’s past and present reveal several links to severe human rights violations, as well as to efforts to address past atrocities. The International Military Tribunal, which went on to prosecute Nazi crimes in Nuremberg, sat in Berlin on 18 October 1945. In Berlin on 17 October 1998, survivors of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship celebrated after Pinochet was arrested in London. And in the same year, Berlin-based lawyers, politicians and members of the civil society strove for the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
Mark Kersten, Fellow Researcher at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and Deputy Director of the Wayamo Foundation, will be giving a lecture on the relationship between the International Criminal Court and African states entitled: “Africa and the International Criminal Court — Building Bridges and Reaching Compromise”.