The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights had an honour and privilege to have Professor Pocar as lecturer in the series of memorial lectures in honour of Professor Vojin Dimitrijević, which are held in October each year, at the anniversary of his passing.
Professor Fausto Pocar was the ICTY’s President between November 2005 and November 2008. He had previously served as the Vice-President between March 2003 and November 2005. Judge Pocar has been a Tribunal judge since 1 February 2000.
Judge Pocar is Professor of International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Milan, where he has also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and as the Vice-Rector. He is a member of the board of the Institute of International Law and Vice-President of San Remo’s Institute of International Humanitarian Law, as well as a member of several other international law associations.
Judge Pocar has served for 16 years (1984-2000) as a member of the Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and has been its Chairman (1991-1992) and Rapporteur (1989-90). Further, he was appointed Special Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for visits to Chechnya and the Russian Federation during the 1995-1996 conflict.
Memorial Lecture for Professor Vojin Dimitrijević »Freedom of movement and the migration issue in the European context« was held on 5 October 2015 at Aero Klub in Belgrade.
Like in previous year, the lecture is co-sponsored by the European Society of International Law.