Past Events

Past EventsTuesday, March 2

Imperfect Justice: Elazar Barkan

Elazar Barkan
Chair: Stephen Sedley
Reading: Kerry Shale

In Imperfect Justice (2003) Stuart Eizenstat recounts the inside story of the global mission he spearheaded throughout the 1990s to bring belated justice to the victims of the Holocaust. To mark the UK launch of this controversial book, he reveals how the Holocaust became a political and diplomatic battleground fifty years after the end of the war, as the issues of dormant bank accounts, slave labour, confiscated property, looted art and unpaid insurance policies convulsed Europe and America.

Stuart E Eizenstat served as Under Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration from 1993-2001, and led its efforts on Holocaust-related issues.

The Rt. Hon. Stephen Sedley is a Lord Justice of Appeal and President of the British Institute of Human Rights. His 1998 Hamlyn Lectures have been published as Freedom, Law and Justice (1999).

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