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Investigating War Crimes - Bill Wiley

Bill Wiley


Moot Court Room
Old College
South Bridge


Mon 30 September 2019

The Edinburgh Centre for International Global Law and the International Committee of Scotland’s Faculty of Advocates presents:

Investigating War Crimes with Bill Wiley, Executive Director of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA)

CIJA Executive Director and veteran war crimes investigator and prosecutor Bill Wiley will discuss CIJA’s recent work

About the speaker
Bill Wiley is a Canadian citizen with 19 years of experience as a practitioner in the field of international criminal and humanitarian law secured in the Middle East (Iraq, Syria), Central Africa (Rwanda) and Eastern Europe (the former Yugoslavia). He is the founder and director of the non-profit Commission for International Justice and Accountability, a criminal-investigative body with the principal mission of preparing dossiers to a criminal law-standard of evidence in response to allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the belligerent parties to the Syrian and other conflicts. Wiley previously served with the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice of Canada as well as the Offices of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for International Criminal Court. He was additionally a legal adviser at the Iraqi High Tribunal during the trials of Saddam Hussein and other senior Baathist leaders. He served as an infantry officer in the Canadian Army.

His talk will be commented up by former war crimes investigator and strategic litigation specialist, Ms. Susan Kemp (Scottish Human Rights Commission) and international criminal trial lawyer and member of the Faculty of Advocates, Ms. Leigh Lawrie

Dr Michelle Burgis Kasthala, Lecturer in International Law will chair the event.

CPD credit from the Faculty of Advocates is available for this event.

This event is free and open to all, no registration necessary.