Hunt­ing war crim­i­nals

Rutherglen Reformer - - Primary Ones -

Ruther­glen Ro­tary Club wel­comed a spe­cial guest to their weekly meet­ing to talk about top­ics of war crimes and na­tional con­flict.

Vinny Lunny spoke of his time as a prose­cu­tor in the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the former Yu­goslavia.

Although cov­er­ing se­ri­ous top­ics, he be­gan with a ref­er­ence to the pre­cur­sor to his ca­reer when he was a Ro­tary ambassadorial scholar to Van­cou­ver 40 years ago.

His talk on the pros­e­cu­tion of war crim­i­nals was brack­eted by hu­mor­ous tales from his ca­reer in the procu­ra­tor fis­cal ser­vice, in­clud­ing a spell at Ruther­glen dis­trict court, and the Crown Of­fice in Ed­in­burgh.

He has also spent time as the first com­pli­ance of­fi­cer within Scot­tish foot­ball, re­spon­si­ble for en­forc­ing dis­ci­plinary rules. The club hope Vinny will re­turn at some point to en­lighten them on the sub­ject.

Barry Tosh­ner, also with ex­pe­ri­ence in the le­gal pro­fes­sion, gave a heart­felt vote of thanks on be­half of the club, who all ap­plauded Vinny for his ex­tremely en­light­en­ing talk.

Af­ter­wards he chat­ted with mem­bers and an­swered their ques­tions on the topic.

Spe­cial guest Vinny Lunny at Ruther­glen Ro­tary Club

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