How do Chinese and international criminal courts utilize expert witnesses? What issues exist in the current Chinese and international expert witness systems? Given China’s expanded role in the international community, how has China considered international criminal legal norms in its own domestic practice? Please join us at the Yale Center Beijing for a discussion event on these questions and more surrounding expert witnesses in criminal cases, featuring Judge Liu Daqun, Vice President of the U.N. ICTY and Appeals Chamber Judge at the U.N. MICT, Lin Wei, Vice Dean of China Youth University of Political Sciences, Zou Jiaming, Senior Partner at King & Capital Law Firm, and Karim A.A. Khan QC, President of the ICC Bar Association and ICC defense attorney.
The language of the event will be Chinese.
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Remarks, Discussion and Q&A
Vice President, UN ICTY; Appeals Chamber Judge, UN MICT
Judge LIU Daqun is currently the Vice President of the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and a judge in the Appeals Chamber of the U.N. Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. He also teaches international criminal law courses in China and abroad. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge LIU held several positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC, including Ambassador to Jamaica and the Deputy Head and Chief Negotiator of the Chinese Delegation to Rome Conference on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court.
Professor and Vice Dean, China Youth University of Political Sciences
Professor LIN Wei is currently the Vice Dean at China Youth University of Political Sciences, and the Deputy Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court First Criminal Court. Prof. LIN has published nearly 100 academic papers in China Legal Science Journal, and edited and translated the U.K. Criminal Code, Criminal Evidence Law and the Compilation of Federal Supreme Court Death Penalty Decisions into Chinese. Prof. LIN had an internship at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from December 2002 to July 2003.
Ms. ZOU Jiaming is a Senior Partner at King & Capital Law Firm and the Director of the King & Capital Criminal Defense Research Center. She specializes in criminal defense, and has successfully changed the sentence in many cases to lighter sentencing, avoidance of criminal penalties or dismissal of charges for her clients. In 2015, Ms. ZOU was named one of Asia Legal Business (ALB) Top Female Lawyers. In 2017, she was named one of ALB’s Top 15 Litigation Attorneys.
President of the ICC Bar Association and ICC Defense Attorney
Mr. Karim A.A. Khan QC is an expert in international criminal and human rights law, and is currently the President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association and a defense attorney at the International Criminal Court. Mr. Khan was formerly the Senior Crown Prosecutor at the British Law Commission, and from 1997-2000 served as Legal Advisor to both the U.N. International Criminal Tribunals on the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Mr. Khan successfully defended Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court, and is currently lead counsel for Darfur rebel leader, Saleh Jerbo and Saif Al Islam Gadafi of Libya.