Past and present members of the WCRO at the 10th anniversary symposium

International Criminal Tribunals in the 21st Century

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Program of Events

Thursday, September 29, 2005
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6:00pm 8:00pm Annual Embassy Reception, sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program (optional) (Dining Room)

Friday, September 30, 2005 -- WCL Room 603
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8:00am 9:00am REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast
9:00am 9:15am Welcome Remarks
- Claudio Grossman, Dean, Washington College of Law
- Robert Goldman, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law; former President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
- Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office
9:20am 10:00am Approaching the Next Era of War Crimes Tribunals
- Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Institute
Discussant: Diane Orentlicher, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law; former UN Independent Expert on Update of the UN Set of Principles for the Protection of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity
10:00am 11:15am The Relationship between Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and its Impact on the Promotion of International Criminal Justice
- Judge Patricia Wald, former Judge, ICTY
- Valerie Oosterveld, Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario
- Douglass Cassel, Lilly Endowment Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School
- Brian Tittemore, Senior Staff Attorney, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Moderator: Robert Goldman, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law; former President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
11:15am 11:30am Break
11:30am 1:00pm The Future of International Incitement Law
- Judge Navanethem Pillay, Judge, Appeals Division, ICC
- Diane Orentlicher, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law; former UN Independent Expert on Update of the UN Set of Principles for the Protection of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity
- Joel Simon, Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Moderator: Eric Blinderman, Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP; Chief Legal Counsel, Regime Crimes Liason Office, US Embassy - Baghdad
1:00pm 2:30pm Luncheon Keynote: Integrating the Work of the ICC into Local Justice Initiatives
- Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor, ICC
Introduction: Claudio Grossman, Dean, Washington College of Law
2:45pm 4:15pm Effective Apprehension of Indictees: Lessons Learned from the ad hoc and Hybrid Criminal Tribunals
- Hassan Jallow, Chief Prosecutor, ICTR; represented by Mohammed Ayat, Senior Legal Adviser, ICTR
- David Tolbert, Deputy Prosecutor, ICTY
- David Crane, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law; former Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Siri Frigaard, Chief Public Prosecutor for the National Authority for Prosecution of Organized and Other Serious Crimes, Norway; former Deputy General Prosecutor for Serious Crimes in East Timor
- Moderator: Nina Bang-Jensen, Executive Director, Coalition for International Justice
4:15pm 4:30pm Break
4:30pm 5:45pm Concurrent Panels

The Impact of International Criminal Justice Mechanisms on Peace Initiatives
- Marieke Wierda, Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice
- Eric Stover, Director, University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center
- Robert Pulver, Acting Chief, Criminal Law and Judicial Advisiory Unit, Peacekeeping Best Practices Section/UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
- Emma Naylor, Uganda Country Programme Manager, Oxfam; Member, Civil Society Organizations for Peace in Northern Uganda.
Moderator: Kelly Askin, Senior Legal Officer, International Justice, Open Society Justice Initiative

Hybrid Courts, Domestic War Crimes Chambers and Regional Criminal Courts: Alternative Models of Accountability
- Judge Phillip Rapoza, Judge, Massachusetts Court of Appeals; former Judge Coordinator, Special Panels for Serious Crimes in East Timor
- David Scheffer, Visiting Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law; former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
- Michael Th. Johnson, Registrar, War Crimes Chamber, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Chidi Odinkalu, Senior Legal Officer for Africa, Open Society Justice Initiative
Moderator: Susana S´Couto, Director, War Crimes Research Office
5:45pm 6:00pm Closing Remarks
6:00pm 7:30pm Reception Honoring Supporters of the War Crimes Research Office (Dining Room)

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