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Dignity for the victims: – Is post-mortem violence an internatioanl crime?

20-04-2015

When dealing with criminal law and human rights, everyone always talks about the living. But what about when you’re dead? Do people have rights after they die? Should the violation of people’s lifeless bodies be a punishable international crime?

If you’re curious about how the international community responds to crime, how countries react to enforced disappearances, or the debates surrounding the rights of people after they die and post-mortem (death) violence; then come by tonight to Hardewikerstraat 7!

With so many mass deaths and enforced disappearances occurring in states unable to prevent these, this has become an international issue. Furthermore, the rights of people after their death and the ways in which they should be treated is becoming increasingly debated.

Therefore, tonight we will have a lecture by Prof. dr. Caroline Fournet. As a professor of the Rug in International Criminal Law and Human Rights, she will talk about the fate of the victims of mass violence after their death along with the issue of post-mortem violence and will touch upon enforced disappearances in the world. Some case studies will include Srebrenica, Rwanda, Argentina and Uruguay.

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20-04-2015