Terry Beitner
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Terry Beitner

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”
- Albert Einstein

Occupation: Director and General Counsel of Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes in the Canadian Department of Justice

Personal and Professional Experiences
  • Speak about remedies and how Canada has established itself as a global leader in seeking accountability from persons who committed war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide. His practice is focused on International Criminal Law and Administrative Law.
  • Joined the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Department of Justice Canada as counsel in 1997.
  • Became Director and General Counsel, in 2000.
  • War Crimes Investigations, ensures that the Canada War Crimes Program and/or the Special and International Investigation Unit or other such divisions of the RCMP and/or Ministry of Justice.
  • Heads Canada’s current effort to pursue and prosecute war criminals.
  • Is responsible for selecting those cases from among the Canadian inventory of war crimes matters under investigation by the RCMP that may ultimately be put before the Attorney General of Canada.
  • Provides recommendation that the Public Prosecution Service of Canada commence a criminal prosecution under Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.
  • Instructor / Lecture Criminal and Other Liability in Canada for War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and Torture.