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Career Talk: Philip Trewhitt, Institute for International Criminal Investigations

April 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Encina West 219

Join us for a discussion with Philip Trewhitt, Executive Director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI). The IICI is an independent foundation, providing training for the international community in the investigation of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and serious human rights violations.  It the only one of its kind.  IICI trainers are international lawyers, criminal investigators, former military and police officers, analysts, and academics.

Philip will speak about his personal experiences of international investigations and the role the Institute plays today in building the capacity of international tribunals, law enforcement and civil society to bring perpetrators to justice.

Philip Trewhitt has over 17 years’ experience of conducting and leading investigations including into violations of international humanitarian law and human rights, as well fraud and corruption within international organisations. From 2003-2004, he was the UK government focal point on transitional justice in Baghdad; he then headed the Baghdad team conducting investigations into breaches of Iraqi sanctions under the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme. Following a number of positions in the United Nations, he was appointed in 2011 to lead the investigation team for the UN Commission of Inquiry into breaches of international humanitarian law and human rights by all parties to the Libya conflict. Immediately prior to joining IICI, Philip was a fraud and corruption investigator with the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law and an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2004 and is a recipient of the Office of the US Secretary of Defense Public Service Award.

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WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & Int'l Justice
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