Friday, March 6, 2009

Program in New York on Responding to Rule-of-Law Challenges

The American Society of International Law's Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group;
The International Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; The United States Institute of Peace, International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL); and Lawyers without Borders present a program on U.S. Response to Rule-of-Law Challenges in Countries in Crisis

The main speaker is Ambassador John E. Herbst, The U.S. Secretary of State's Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, who will discuss lessons learned through past U.S. Reconstruction & Stabilization engagements and the newly established Civilian Response Corps, a U.S. Government-established and trained corps of civilian volunteers for reconstruction and stabilization efforts abroad.

Panelists:

Bruce C. Swartz, U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division

The Honorable Victor Marrero, Judge of the U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York; former U.S. Ambassador on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations; and U.S. Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the U.S. to the Organization of American States

The Honorable Phillip Rapoza, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and former Chief Judge of the United Nations' Special Panels for Serious Crimes for East Timor

Moderator:
Ms. Melanne Civic, Co-Chair of the ASIL Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group and Rule of Law Advisor in the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction & Stabilization

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. q5 The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.  This program will examine challenges to the rule of law and the judicial system in nations in crisis and the U.S. government's response to these challenges through the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction & Stabilization and the newly established Civilian Response Corps.  RSVP to David Cinotti

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