Event 23 Jun. 2023

John Balouziyeh Speaks at King’s College London and International Bar Association Conference on Sanctions and Universal Jurisdiction

Sanctions Seminar Handout Materials

John Balouziyeh will be speaking at a conference on sanctions and universal jurisdiction jointly hosted by King’s College London and the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association in London on Tuesday, 27 June. The conference will focus on mechanisms under international law, including sanctions and terrorist designations in conflicts, both international (UN) and unilateral/regional (US/UK/EU), and the repercussions on peace processes and post-conflict reconciliation efforts.

Please join us for this important event, which will be held from 2 pm to 6 pm BST on 27 June at King’s College London.

The conference will bring together prominent experts and lawyers engaged in peace and accountability efforts as they examine the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. The event, which is open to the public, will examine universal jurisdiction, sanctions, terrorist designations and international mechanisms to promote accountability for international crimes, as well as efforts to promote peace and reconciliation.

For more information and to register, click here.

The following is the speaker lineup:

Keynote Speaker:

Baroness Helena Kennedy, KC, IBA Human Rights Institute, London

Panel I: The role of international humanitarian law and international criminal law in the peace and accountability process (1430-1555)


Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar, Professor of Comparative and International Criminal Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle; Officer, IBA War Crimes Committee


Saleh Al-Batati, Journalist alumnus/alumni at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

John Balouziyeh, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP, New York; Officer, IBA War Crimes Committee

Toby Cadman, KC Guernica 37 Chambers, London; Secretary, IBA War Crimes Committee

Colonel (Retired) Charles Garraway CBE, London

Hasina Safi, Former Minister for Women’s Affairs and first Afghan UN CEDAW representative, London

Maria Varaki, Co-Director War Crimes Research Group, King’s College, London

Panel II: Sanctions, designations, and de-listing – help or hindrance to conflict resolution and peace negotiations? (1605-1730)


Emily Elliott, Kingsley Napley, London; Officer, IBA War Crimes Committee


Farea Al-Muslimi, Research Fellow, Chatham House Middle East Programme, London

Sara Elizabeth Dill, Esq., Partner Anethum Global, London; Treasurer, IBA War Crimes Committee

Sahar Fetrat, Assistant Researcher, Afghanistan Women's Rights, Human Rights Watch, London

Natalia Kubesch, Legal Officer, Human Rights Sanctions, Redress, London

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