International Academic Conferences
Dates of the event: 26 and 27 October 2017
This conference seeks to bring together insights from across disciplines to engage with emerging trends in regional justice mechanisms in the quest to strengthen justice and accountability for international crimes. The aim is to provide a forum that shifts the discourse away from the devaluing of African initiatives and approaches, while also taking into account gaps and challenges that affect the development of regional criminal justice and accountability systems. The conference will look into the strengths and weaknesses of international criminal law as it has been applied and the potential of regional mechanisms and responses. Although the ICC is not the focus of the conference, consideration will be given to relevant issues that will shape and enhance discussions on regional and national accountability mechanisms. The emphasis is to discuss how regional systems can contribute to the international system and advance accountability and justice. The discussion will focus on regional initiatives and efforts to address criminal liability and end impunity, including reflecting on the trials, courts and mechanisms - both proposed and established at the national, sub-regional and regional levels.
While African systems are the main focus under discussion, the functioning and practices of other regional systems will also be discussed in order to reflect on how justice and accountability are promoted, and the emerging practices and lessons learned.
This conference is organised by Queen Mary University of London’s Criminal Justice Centre in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London.
Cost of ticket:
£20 Standard per day
£35 Standard per 2 days
£5 SOAS/QMUL students* per day
£10 SOAS/QMUL Alumni* per day
*Student will need to show valid ID on the day.
*Alumni to show alumni card.
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11 November 2017
This is the third day of a three-day conference convened by the British Academy and SOAS. It is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period.
Please note that days one and two of the conference will be held at the premises of the British Academy on 9 and 10 November 2017 and tickets for these need to purchased separately.
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Cost of ticket:
£10 - Standard
£5 - SOAS staff/ student
One price for attending one or both days: the Academic Symposium - Hong Kong Theatre in Transnational Perspective: New Directions and Discourses since 1997 on Sat 9 Sept 2017. For further information click here, and/ or the Practitioners forum: City-to-City Cultural Exchange, Collaboration, and Performing Arts Development: London-Hong Kong-Taipei-Nanjing-Singapore-Shanghai on Sunday 10 Sept 2017. For further information click here.
This two-day programme co-presented by the SOAS China Institute and Zuni Icosahedron marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from the UK to China with a series of events focusing on intercultural exchange and city-to-city collaboration in the performing arts. Participants will reflect on Hong Kong’s cultural exchanges with London and several Asian cities over the past twenty years, as well as discuss proposals, opportunities, strategies, and challenges for the next two decades.
University of Wroclaw, Poland
10th-12th September 2017
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