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  1. 1. On the Front Line of Accountability – War Reporting and Related Contemporary Issues in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Registration: http://www.eventure-online.com/eventure/welcome.do? type=participant&congress=81_JOE11 Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague09.00 Registration and coffee09.30 Welcome and introduction: Frans Nelissen (Director, T.M.C. Asser Instituut)/ Steven Blockmans (Head of Research, T.M.C. Asser Instituut) – Confirmed09.45 Session I: Contemporary Issues in War Reporting – Views from the Front-LineChairperson: TBC - Invited 1. Ben Anderson (spent period embedded with British troops in Helmand province, has extensive experience of reporting from conflict zones) – Confirmed Title pending 2. David Leigh (Head of Investigations, The Guardian, played significant role in dissemination of the Wikileaks ‘Afghan War Logs’ and the ‘Iraq War Logs’) – Confirmed Presentation title: “Has Wikileaks Changed War Reporting”. 3. Michael Kearney, (London School of Economics) Title: “From Picture to Frame: Law as a Substitute for Ideology”. 4. Blake Evans-Pritchard, (IWPR, The Hague) – Confirmed Title pending11.45 Keynote address: “Journalists, War Crimes Courts and Why Killing Journalists Shouldbe made a War Crime”. Geoffrey Robertson QC (former Judge at SCSL, represented Washington Post journalist Jonathon Randal at the ICTY in 2002-2003) – Confirmed Title:12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
  2. 2. 14.00 Session II: The Protection of Journalists Under International Humanitarian Law – Isthere an adequate framework in place?Chairperson: Prof. Terry Gill (University of Amsterdam) – Confirmed 1. Robin Geiss (University of Potsdam/ICRC) – Confirmed Title pending 2. Julia Hoffmann (Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam) – Confirmed Title: “Journalism in Times of Information Warfare”. 3. Dr. Robert Heinsch (Leiden University) – Confirmed Title: “Cases in which Journalists Lose their Protection under IHL: When are Embedded Journalists Directly Participating in Hostilities?”16.00 Coffee break16.30 Session III: The Role of the Media in the International Criminal JusticeChairperson: Joseph Powderly (T.M.C. Asser Instituut) – Confirmed 1. Vincent Bakker (ICC) – Confirmed that ICC will participate, awaiting name 2. Chrisje Brants-Langeraar (University of Utrecht) – Confirmed Title: “Bearing Witness” 3. Joanna Korner (Senior Trial Attorney, ICTY) - Confirmed18.30 Closing of Conference and drinks

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