Keynote Lecture

Bodies of Evidence: Local Memory and the Prosecution of War Crimes

Friday, March 18, 2022
Noon - 1:30 pm

Lada Šoljan
Former Legal Officer in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Lada Šoljan is a lawyer admitted to the bar in New York, who worked as Legal Officer in the Trial and Appeals divisions, as well as the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 2005 through the closing of the Tribunal at the end of 2017. She worked on a number of cases during her ICTY tenure, including those relating to the Srebrenica genocide. Lada contributed a chapter to the book "Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY," and coordinated its translation and publication into the Bosnian language in 2017. She has lectured and continues to provide customized training and mentoring on various international criminal law and human rights topics, including on the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence crimes. Prior to her time at the ICTY, she worked in international commercial litigation in New York City, also handling pro bono asylum cases and consulting on the issue of ICC implementing legislation. Lada earned her bachelor degree in European Studies and Biological Sciences from Smith College and her J.D. from NYU School of Law.