26th November 2008

The World Society of Victimology

in cooperation with

Tokiwa University



The World Society of Victimology’s 13th International Symposium on Victimology

Theme: “Victimology and Human Security”

August 23 – 28, 2009

Hosted by Tokiwa University on

Tokiwa University Campus in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan


Highlights of the 2009 Symposium include:

–          seven keynote speeches from seven different world-class keynote speakers

–          the opportunity for participants to discuss and explore research and practices with top minds in the field from around the globe

–          simultaneous translation services in both Japanese and English.*

–          an extensive social program, including opening and closing ceremonies, a participant banquet with traditional Japanese entertainment, tour options for accompanying persons, and access to world famous sightseeing locations throughout Japan.

–          low-cost accommodations to qualifying participants

* The official language of the Symposium will be English. All plenary sessions will offer simultaneous translation services in Japanese and English.


Sub-themes to be discussed:

1.       Theory on Victimology and Human Security

2.       The Draft UN Convention on Victims in the light of international instruments and national norms

3.       The work of the UNHCR and victims of abuse of power, refugee victims and displaced persons

4.       Victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and other transnational victimizations

5.       Victim issues in the national justice systems, especially in Asia

6.       Responses to disaster victimization

7.       Psycho – traumatological and psychological interventions, building a network and coordination of victim,-specialized interveners (professional and volunteers)

8.       Victimization of indigenous people and other socially marginalized groups

9.       Special Victimizations, among them victims of family violence, torture, terrorist attacks, consumer fraud, or cyber victims.


Detailed information about all aspects of the 13th Symposium, including information about conference registration, abstract submission, and available accommodation, can be found at the conference website at http://www.isv2009.com/ (also accessible by clicking the button below).


The participant registration and abstract submission processes have already begun, so be sure to stop by the site and register or submit an abstract today! Any general questions about the symposium can be directed to isv2009@tokiwa.ac.jp.


We look forward to seeing you in Mito in 2009!!