Conference on Prosecuting Serious International Crimes: Exploring the Intersections between International and Domestic Justice Efforts

Dear colleagues:

On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) of the American University Washington College of Law will host a conference on Prosecuting Serious International Crimes: Exploring the Intersections between International and Domestic Justice Efforts in celebration of its 20 years of service to the international justice community. The conference, which is cosponsored by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, the American Red Cross, the American Society of International Law, and PluriCourts of the University of Oslo, will consist of an opening plenary of prosecutors from international and domestic tribunals, a keynote, four breakout panels, and a concluding panel. Among the many international and domestic justice experts and practitioners scheduled to speak are:

  • Stephen Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice;
  • David Tolbert, President of the International Center for Transitional Justice;
  • Anton Steynberg, Senior Trial Lawyer at the International Criminal Court;
  • Siri Frigaard, Chief Public Prosecutor of Organized/Other Serious Crimes, Norway;
  • Claudia Paz y Paz, former Attorney General, Guatemala;
  • Patricia Whalen, former International Judge, War Crimes Section, State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Advisor on International Criminal Law Prosecution Strategies, International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor; Visiting Fellow, Oxford University;
  • Todd Buchwald, Special Coordinator, Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State; and
  • Elizabeth Andersen, Director, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

To register for the conference, please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration, and select the conference in the drop-down menu. Registration is free but required. The full program can be viewed at www.wcl.american.edu/warcrimes. For questions, please contact warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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