Matthew Gillett

Friday, March 29, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (Rubenstein 219)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government


The Sexuality, Gender and Human Rights Study Group



Matthew Gillett 

Office of the Prosecutor, 
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Topic Title:

"The Current and Future Practice of International Criminal Law"


The presentation will provide a brief background to the international criminal tribunals and the international criminal court and then examine the mechanics of putting an international case together. It will explore current issues concerning prosecuting leaders for mass atrocities and analyse the prospects for future prosecutions under international criminal law, in particular for crimes involving child soldiers and the crime of aggression.

About the Presenter:

Matthew Gillett works in the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICTY as a trial lawyer on the case of Prosecutor v. Hadžić. He also acts as a Director of the Peace and Justice Initiative, an NGO which seeks adherence to the values of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. At the ICTY Matthew has previously worked as an appeals counsel on cases including Prosecutor v. Lukić and Lukić and Prosecutor v. Popović et al. and also in Chambers and prior to that he worked at the International Criminal Court in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor. He has written several articles on international criminal law and was a member of the New Zealand delegation to the Review Conference of the ICC in Kampala in 2010 where the amendments on the crime of aggression were adopted.