Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Law and Politics of the International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court Flag The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will hold a one-day program tomorrow on "International Justice in the 21st Century: The Law and Politics of the International Criminal Court."

The symposium chair is Professor Shahram Dana.  Speakers include Judge Philippe Kirsch, who served on the International Criminal Court from 2003 to 2009 and was its first President.  Other speakers include Professors Jordan Paust (University of Houston Law Center), Nancy Combs (William & Mary Law School), Stuart Ford (The John Marshall Law School), Brian Lepard (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Lisa Laplante (Marquette), Vincent Nmehielle (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Kenneth Gallant (Arkansas), Margaret deGuzman (Temple), and Gregory Gordon (North Dakota).

I will be one of the moderators, as will my colleagues William Mock and Kim Chanbonpin.  Professor William Schabas (National University of Ireland at Galway) was scheduled to attend but is stuck in Europe in the aftermath of Iceland's volcanic eruption.  The luncheon speaker will be Jeanne Smoot of the Tajhirih Justice Center.

Papers from the symposium will be published in The John Marshall Law Review.


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This looks like a good event, I would love to be able to attend. I have always been interested in a commentary on the international criminal court from an American perspective as during the Bush administration at least, the treaty was never ratified by the USA.

Posted by: Australian Lawyer | Apr 23, 2010 2:30:32 AM

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