27.04.2022 15:02

CCLLAB Climate Change and Law Seminars - Kate Mackintosh

Kadir Has University Climate Change and Law Laboratory (CCLLAB) continues its series of events on legal aspects of Climate Change. At the seventh session of Climate Change and Law Seminars, we will be honored to welcome Kate Mackintosh with her lecture "Ecocide" on Wednesday, April 27, at 19:00 (Istanbul Time).  

Kate Mackintosh is the inaugural Executive Director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law. Mackintosh has worked in the fields of human rights, international criminal justice, and the protection of civilians for over two decades. She has held multiple roles at international criminal tribunals, working as a lawyer with the judges. For eight years, Mackintosh worked with Doctors without Borders, providing legal and policy advice to operations in over 30 countries around the world, and leading advocacy in support of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Mackintosh was part of post conflict human rights field operations in Rwanda and Bosnia. She has lectured and authored numerous articles and reports on the principles of humanitarian action, international criminal justice and the protection of civilians, and is currently thinking about the application of the Rome Statute to cyber warfare, and how international criminal law can protect the environment.

She is also the co-deputy chair of Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide which was launched in November 2020 at the 75th anniversary of the first use of the terms “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” in Nuremberg’s courtroom 600. The panel’s brief was to draft a definition of “Ecocide” which could sit alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and the Crime of Aggression in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Zoom Meeting ID: 821 0420 9685 Password: 954819

The event will be held in English and open to the public via Zoom. No formal registration is required; we would appreciate, however if you confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to ccllab@khas.edu.tr.