Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Torture, War Crimes & Justice

LESSONS ON WAR CRIMES ACCOUNTABILITY: BOOK DISCUSSION OF ALL THE MISSING SOULS: A PERSONALl HISTORY OF THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNALS. 2/2, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American Society of International Law (ASIL). Speakers: David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law; former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues. Location; Diane Orentlicher, Professor of International Law, American University; former Deputy for War Crimes Issues, U.S. Department of State; Jane Stromseth Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, former Senior Advisor for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; Moderator: Djurdja Lazic, International Legal Materials Managing Editor, American Society of International Law.

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ). 2/2, 6:00-7:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American Society of International Law (ASIL). Speaker: Thomas Buergenthal, former judge on the ICJ.

IN SEARCH OF ACCOUNTABILITY: JUSTICE AFTER NUREMBERG. 2/2, 7:00-10:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Speakers: Harold Koh, legal adviser to State Department; David Scheffer, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues; William Shawcross, author of "Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed”; Moderator: Michael Abramowitz, director of the Committee on Conscience at Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

ALL THE MISSING SOULS: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL. 2/3, 7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore. Speaker: David Scheffer, senior adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, President Clinton’s ambassador-at-large for war crimes, author.

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