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Thème : Droit

INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON ATROCITY CRIMES - ÉVÉNEMENT ANNULÉ


Séminaire
Organisé par l' Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

Le 21/04/2022 : De 10h à 13h

INTERNATIONAL FRANCQUI PROFESSOR CHAIR 2021-2022: DAVID SCHEFFER

ÉVÉNEMENT ANNULÉ

The commission of atrocity crimes engages a number of disciplines that help to interpret the crimes, explain them to courts and to the world, develop transitional justice mechanisms, and meet the needs of victims.  Those disciplines include history, sociology, politics, forensic anthropology, psychology, the arts, conflict and peace studies, digital data collection, cinematography, satellite surveillance, religion, cultural heritage, and language. 

David Scheffer will propose an interdisciplinary discussion on atrocity crimes, in order to better identify the precursors and causes of atrocity crimes and determine their impact on society, particularly among victim populations.  For example, how does psychology facilitate understanding the evil of a master perpetrator of atrocity crimes?  How does sociology help describe the social forces that propel a people to support a leader determined to perpetuate atrocity crimes and shield that individual from accountability?  How does IT assist in recording the commission of atrocity crimes as well as create platforms of disinformation propelling the aims of perpetrators ? Should the creation of a historical record take primacy over accountability of war criminals, or can both objectives be achieved?  The lecture will explore these and other lines of analysis in the complex matrix of fields that arise from atrocity crimes.

  • 10.00-10.15: Introduction, Yves Cartuyvels, Vice-Rector Research, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles 
  • 10.15-11.00: Interdisciplinary perspectives on atrocity crimes, David Scheffer, Northwestern University of Chicago
  • 11.00-11.45: Reflections by Vaios Koutroulis, professor, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ornella Rovetta, post-doctoral researcher in Legal History, professor at Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and Université Libre de Bruxelles and Emmanuel Klimis, post-doctoral researcher in Political Sciences, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
  • 11.45-12.00: Break
  • 12.00-13.00: Discussion

Registration form (up to 20 April 2022)

pdf Lieu : Salle de Réunion : P61
Université Saint-Louis
Bld du Jardin Botanique 43
1000 Bruxelles