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Spring 2017 McDougall Lecture

Prosecuting Sexual Violence as an International Crime: A Shift in Thinking - Jon MacDonald



Jon MacDonald is a prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands.

He recently served as a trial lawyer in the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), cross examining defense witnesses and drafting the final trial brief for Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladic, which finished in December 2016. He has also worked in the Appeals Division of the OTP.

Before joining the ICTY in 2012, Mr. MacDonald worked as a domestic prosecutor in Scotland.

Mr. MacDonald studied law at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. He holds a post-graduate diploma in International and European Law from Toulouse 1 University Capitole in Toulouse, France, and an LL.M in International Criminal Law and European and International Human Rights Law from the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland.

As the Spring 2017 Archibald McDougall Visiting Lecturer on International Law, Mr. MacDonald taught a course on international criminal law that covers subjects surrounding the prosecution involved in genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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