The Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Reconciliation of European Histories group in the European Parliament are hereby cordially inviting you to the conference JUSTICE 2.0 which will take place on 27 May 2015 from 15.00-18.00 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
At the conference, the results of a year-long ground-breaking pilot project of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience will be presented. With the help of legal experts, researchers, victims, witnesses and archival documents, a number of living perpetrators of international crimes committed during Communism in Central and Eastern Europe have been identified. These people have never been taken to court on the national level for the crimes they committed. The high-level International Legal Expert Team of the Platform has assessed and qualified the crimes and the criminal responsibility of the perpetrators. At the event, we will present the perpetrators and their cases and the academic experts from Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania and Slovenia will explain the legal aspects. We will also screen a documentary film and YouTube video by award-winning German director Stefan Weinert and launch a call for international justice.
As an accompanying event, at 13.00, a work of political art on the topic by the Czech artist group Pode Bal will be unveiled on the Esplanade Solidarność.
A press doorstep will be held in the Parliament at 14.30.
If you do not have an access badge to the Parliament, kindly use this registration form. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, 22 May 2015 at 11.00 a.m..
Journalists should please follow accreditation rules: www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/Accreditations/Accreditation_en_2015.pdf.
Please feel free to forward the invitation to those who might be interested.
We look forward to meeting you on 27 May 2015 in Brussels.