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VOCAL Conference: Victims’ rights in a cross-border setting

  • White Collar Academy Dr. Kuyperstraat 5 The Hague The Netherlands (map)

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On 12 May, the fist VOCAL conference, Victims’ rights in a cross-border setting, will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands. This conference is organised in collaboration with White Collar Academy.

VOCAL is a growing group of lawyers who specialise in representing victims of crime. Their aim is to improve awareness of the legal needs and rights of victims of crime in Europe, including the needs of victims in cross-border cases.

Fore more information on the Victims of crime Association of lawyers, please visit their website: www.vocaladvocates.org

 

 

Speakers 

  • Main chair: Ian Smith, Lawyer at The Chambers of Andrew Mitchell (London, UK)
     
  • Co-chair: Richard Korver, Lawyer at Richard Korver Advocaten (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

     
  • Mrs. Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings (The Hague, The Netherlands)
     
  • Mr. Carel Raymakers, partner at JahaeRaymakers (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
     
  • Mr. Olivier Gutkès, partner at GUTKÈS Avocats (Paris, France) and William Christopher, partner at Kingsley Napley (London, UK)
     
  • Mrs. Paolina Massidda, is the Principal Counsel of the Office of the Public Counsel for Victims (OPCV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
     
  • Mrs. Siv Hallgren, head of the Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission

                                

Program - Friday 12 May
 

 
 

Welcome coffee and registration

8.30 

 

9.00 – 9.15

Chairs’ welcome

 

9.20 – 9.50    

Mrs. Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings (The Hague, The Netherlands)

Damages for Possession of Child Abuse Material: Legal possibilities and practical obstacles

 

9.55 – 10.25

Mr. Carel Raymakers, partner at JahaeRaymakers (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

“They’re home again!”: retrieval of two stolen Van Gogh paintings for the Van Gogh Museum

 

10.30 – 10.45

Coffee break

 

10.50 – 11.20

Mr. Olivier Gutkès, partner at GUTKÈS Avocats (Paris, France) and William Christopher, partner at Kingsley Napley (London, UK)

Comparison of the victim’s rights in fraud proceedings in England and France

 

11.25 – 11.55

Mrs. Paolina Massidda, is the Principal Counsel of the Office of the Public Counsel for Victims (OPCV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Representing Victims before the ICC

 

12.00 – 12.50

Networking lunch

 

12.50 – 13.20

Mr. Benjamin Borsodi, managing partner at Schellenberg Wittmer (Geneva, Switzerland)                                              

Kleptocracy and Asset Recovery                                                   

 

13.25 – 13.55

Mrs. Siv Hallgren, head of the Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission                                              

Representing victims during the Anders Breivik trial

 

14.00 – 14.30

Panel discussion & Chairs’ closing remarks

 

14.35 – 15.00

Walk to the prison “Gevangenpoort”

 

15.00 – 16.00

Tour of the prison

Gevangenpoort6.jpg
 

16.00 – 17.30

Drinks             

 

17.30

Close of conference

 

17.45

Dinner (optional, not included in the conference price).

Details of the optional dinner will be circulated to delegates. Please note that the cost of dinner is not included in the Conference price.

 

Saturday - 13 May 

The Conference organisers are still working on an optional additional program for Saturday 13 May for VOCAL-members. Details will follow as soon as possible.  Please note that this is not part of the Conference and any costs will be additional to the Conference price.

 


Certificate 

Conference attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  

Members of the Dutch Bar Association can obtain 3 points (PO-punten NOvA) when attending this conference.