Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Prosecutions

November 16, 2011 — This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute, Georgetown Human Rights Action/Amnesty International  and Georgetown Criminal Law Association.

Event Notes

Recent events, such as the indictments against the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by the International Criminal Court and former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, have catapulted international criminal prosecutions into the headlines. While strides have been made in holding high-ranking officials criminally responsible for their actions, the international criminal justice system still faces challenges. The panelists will discuss issues such as rights of the defense, the principle of complementarity and judicial candidacy.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute, Georgetown Human Rights Action/Amnesty International and Georgetown Criminal Law Association.

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.

Time and Location

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ; Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20001

Participants

  • Patricia Wald, former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Gary Solis, Faculty member, International Institute of Humanitarian Law; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mark Vlasic, Partner, Ward & Ward PLLC; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center