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Carla Del Ponte to speak at LSE on the impact of prosecution of war crimes

Carla Del Ponte, chief prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, is coming to LSE to speak on Monday 20 October.

Her lecture on the role of international criminal prosecutions in reconstructing divided communities will examine the impact of prosecution of war crimes on the restoration of peace and promotion of reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia as one of the chief objectives of the ICTY's mission.

Carla Del Ponte has been a chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia since September 1999.

The Role of International Criminal Prosecutions in Reconstructing Divided Communities is on Monday 20 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Members of the public will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

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Media are invited to attend a press briefing by Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte on Monday 20 October, before her LSE Public Lecture The briefing will be on Monday 20 October, 5-6pm in the Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London. 

To reserve a seat for the press briefing and/or lecture - please email Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, at j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7060 by 12 noon on Friday 17 October at the latest. Space is limited for both the briefing and the lecture, and we cannot guarantee entry.

To contact Prosecutor Del Ponte's office, email: Florence Hartmann, hartmann.icty@un.org| or tel: 00 31 70 512 88 71.

14 October 2003

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