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Kathryn Howarth speaks on a panel at the Human Rights Lawyers Association event at Hogan Lovells about the prosecution of international crimes in the UK

19th June 2019

On 18th June Kathryn Howarth was a speaker on a panel discussing “The Prosecution of International Crimes in the UK: Present Problems and Future Possibilities”. The event was organised by the Human Rights Lawyers Association and took place at Hogan Lovells.

Kathryn spoke about the legal framework for the prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and torture in England and Wales and the challenges faced by those who prosecute and defend in these cases.

In light of recent reports that individuals suspected of playing key roles in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide may be prosecuted in the UK in the near future, the panel discussed the extradition cases involving the suspected Rwandan genocidaires: Rwanda v Nteziryayu [2017] EWHC 1912 (Admin) and Brown v Rwanda [2009] EWHC 770 (Admin).

Kathryn Howarth specialises in extradition and international criminal law and is currently instructed in a case at the Central Criminal Court, which concerns allegations of torture against Agnes Taylor during the first civil war in Liberia.