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Gerry Simpson

Gerry Simpson
Gerry Simpson is a Professor of Public International Law at the London School of Economics, and holds a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (awarded a prize with the American Society of International Law). His latest book is Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law. Gerry has taught at the University of British Columbia and has held visiting positions at Harvard Law School. Gerry engages in human rights training with the UK Foreign Office and the Belgrade Humanitarian Law Centre.

Gerry Simpson will be appearing:

Gerry Simpson and Julian Burnside debate the tensions inherent in war crime trials from Nuremberg to the trial of Saddam Hussein.
What went wrong at Abu Ghraib?