RW Talk 2

Raoul Wallenberg Talks #2: What are war crimes and crimes against humanity? The history / The importance / What it means for Ukraine

Welcome to Raoul Wallenberg Talks – an international lecture series on human rights.

Genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity are called ”international crimes”.

The daily newsfeed of events in Ukraine highlight the many and varied horrors for those living in the conflict area – including reports of potential war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed. But what is an international crime, and how can we ensure accountability in the midst of a war?

Join us on June 14, when Mark Klamberg gives us the historical overview we need to be able to understand what can be done about the ongoing crimes in the armed conflict.

You will learn:

  • The history of international crimes
  • Potential international crimes in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia
  • How international crimes are investigated and prosecuted
  • What happens next in Ukraine and beyond – and what the challenges for justice are.

After Mark’s talk, we will be joined by Sally Longworth, for a deeper discussion about the interaction between human rights and international humanitarian law in armed conflict.Event: Raoul Wallenberg Talk #2 – What is a war crime?

When: LIVE June 14, 09:00-09:45

Where: online at

Raoul Wallenberg Talks is arranged by Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Altitude Meetings, and financed by Sparbankstiftelsen Finn.

When Stadshallen in Lund re-opens (December 2022), the talks will be held in front of a live audience.

About our speakers:

Mark KlambergMark Klamberg is a well known and sought-after speaker and commentator on all things related to international law. He works as Professor and Head of Subject for Public International Law at Stockholm University, and is a Board Member at The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He is the author of several publications on international criminal law, surveillance, privacy and other fields of international law.




Sally LongworthSally Longworth is a doctoral candidate at Stockholm University. Her research focuses on the right to freedom of expression in armed conflict. She regularly lectures on international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international human rights law. Prior to this, she worked as a lecturer and researcher in international law at the Swedish Defence University specialising in the law applicable in military operations. Sally regularly lectures on international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international human rights law, and has published several pieces in these fields.



The talk is moderated by Anders Mildner, Altitude Meetings


Check out the previous talk: Raoul Wallenberg Talks #1 – What does AI have to do with human rights? 

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