The World Society of Victimologys 13th International Symposium on Victimology (ISV2009)

Venue: Tokiwa University

Location: Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

Event Date/Time: Aug 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 28, 2009
Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2009
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The World Society of Victimology's 13th International Symposium on Victimology
August 23, 2009 - August 28, 2009


Tokiwa University
1-430-1 Miwa
Mito, Ibaraki, 3108585


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.

Additional Information

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

Organized by

The World Society of Victimology and Tokiwa University
(Tokiwa University) 1-430-1 Miwa
Mito, Ibaraki, 3108585


Mr. Kevin McManus
Phone: 81-29-232-2611



1-430-1 Miwa