News and Events at the War Crimes Research Office

 

Fall 2014 Events

Summer Law Program in The Hague Info Session: Wednesday, October 15th, 12:00, WCL 524

The War Crimes Research Office will host an information session on the Summer Law Program in The Hague on Wednesday, October 15th, from 12:00-1:15PM in Room 524. WCRO Director Susana SáCouto will take questions and go over the specifics of the program for students interested in participating next summer, including the application process, courses, activities, and internship opportunities after the program. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

African States Challenging International Criminal Law: A Discussion with Professor Roland Adjovi: Thursday, October 16th, 12:00, WCL 524

On Thursday, October 16th, the War Crimes Research Office will host an event entitled "African States Challenging International Criminal Law: A Discussion with Professor Roland Adjovi" from 12:00-1:15 PM in Room 524. Mr. Adjovi is an assistant professor at Arcadia University and one of the five experts in the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. He teaches international law, including human rights and politics in the developing world. He has worked at both the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He recently represented Tanzanian opposition leader Rev. Christopher Mtikila against the State before the African Court of Human and People's Rights. In 2013, he was a consultant for the African Union Commission on the relationship between Africa and the International Criminal Court. Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu to confirm your attendance. A light lunch will be served.

Spring 2014 Events

"Freezing and Seizing Assets of Suspects Before International Criminal Tribunals"

Presented by The War Crimes Research Office and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Friday March 28th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

WCL 524

featuring a discussion yby:

Päivi Kaukoranta, Director General for Legal Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Chris Santora, former Trial Attorney, Special Court for Sierra Leone

 

“Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics”, featuring a presentation by Professor David Bosco

Presented by The War Crimes Research Office and the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy

Thursday March 27th from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

WCL 602

 

 

"Exploring the Links Between Armed Conflict and Natural Resource Exploitation"

Co-sponsored by the War Crimes Research Office, American Red Cross, International Humanitarian Law Program, Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law, and the International Legal Studies Program

Click here to view the webcast

Thursday February 20, 2014

WCL Room 600

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

"20 YEARS LATER: REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE FROM THE FIRST CHIEF PROSECUTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (ICTY)"

A presentation by Justice Richard Goldstone

Click here to view the webcast

Presented by the War Crimes Research Office

Wednesday February 5th

WCL Room 603

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

"Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Is it Working?"

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Sponsored by the War Crimes Research Office and the American Society of International Law

Thursday January 23rd

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

WCL Room 524

 

 

Fall 2013 Events

 "Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative"

Dr. Chiseche Mibenge discussed her new book, Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative. This event was sponsored by the War Crimes Research Office, The American Red Cross and The Women in International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. You can watch the webcast here.

 

 

 "Post-Law School Career Paths in International Law"

Friday October 11 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Room 601

Kristin Kalla, Senior Programme Officer at the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims spoke to students about The International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims and its Role in Justice and Development Efforts.

 

 

 "Post-Law School Career Paths in International Law"

Tuesday, October 8 from 12:00 – 1:00, Room 601

A panel of young professionals discussed opportunities in the field after graduation. Panelists included:

Mr. Scott Woodruff Lyons is a Democracy Specialist and Anticorruption Advisor with the Civilian Response Corps at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In this capacity, he serves as one of the lead U.S. government development advisors on governance and rule of law in post-conflict and transitional environments. Before coming to USAID, Mr. Lyons was Director of Programs at the American Society of International Law, where he worked on international judicial training and the application of treaty law in U.S. courts. In 2012, he became an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.

Kathryn McHugh graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Boston College Law School. She hasworked at the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and clerked for Judge Sylvia Steiner at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands.Most recently, she clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Littlefield of the Northern District of New York.Ms. McHugh is currently in the process of transitioning into a new role at the Department of Justice in the Office of Enforcement Operations within the Criminal Division.

Mina A. Trudeau is a WCL graduate (J.D., May 2012). Building upon her prior NGO career, she currently researches refugee law in Eurasia, and reparations in the Inter-American system. While at WCL, she interned at the White House and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mina was a legal researcher in the UN Committee against Torture Project and a student attorney in the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

 

 

 

 


Fall 2013 Dean’s Fellow Opportunities

ICT Research and Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellows

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) is seeking Dean’s Fellows for Fall 2013 for two types of projects. The first group will work on major legal research projects prepared for international criminal courts and tribunals on issues of critical importance to these institutions. The second set of Dean’s Fellows will assist in updating the Jurisprudence Collections and in identifying, keywording, and digesting documents in the Collections involving sexual and gender-based crimes.

JD (2L and 3L) and LL.M students are eligible for these positions. Interested students with a background in public international law, particularly international criminal / humanitarian / human rights law, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with prior volunteer experience at the WCRO. The time commitment will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Please submit a résumé and a cover letter, along with a short writing sample and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu . Please indicate in the subject line if you are applying for the ICT Research Dean’s Fellow or the Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellow position.

The application deadline is 5:00pm Friday, August 30. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu

Hague Law Program Dean’s Fellow

In addition to the ICT Research and Jurisprudence Collections Positions, the WCRO is seeking a Dean's Fellow for the fall semester to provide administrative assistance to its Summer Law Program in The Hague. We are looking for a student to assist in developing course materials, marketing the program and undertaking administrative tasks. We value attention to detail, strong organizational skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Experience or interest in international law, program management and study abroad are all great assets. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu .

The application deadline is 5: 00pm Wednesday, September 18. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu .


Summer Opportunities at the War Crimes Research Office

International Criminal Tribunal Research Dean’s Fellow Positions

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) is seeking Dean’s Fellows for Summer 2013. The Fellows will work on major legal research projects prepared for international criminal courts and tribunals on issues of critical importance to these institutions.

JD (2L and 3L) and LL.M students are eligible for these positions. Interested students with a background in public international law, particularly international criminal / humanitarian / human rights law, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with prior volunteer experience at the WCRO. The time commitment will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Please submit a résumé and a cover letter, along with a short writing sample and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

The application deadline is 5:00pm Monday, April 8. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office at 4301 50th St. NW, Suite 102, call us at 202-274-4067 or e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


Gender Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellow and Volunteer Positions

The War Crimes Research Office is also seeking Deans Fellows and/or volunteers to work on our Gender Jurisprudence Collections this summer.

The Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC) is a powerful database containing judgments, decisions, orders, and other relevant documents issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals that have been coded and made readily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence to allow judges, practitioners, academics, and other researchers to easily search the jurisprudence from these courts and tribunals for documents containing gender-specific issues and keywords. Significantly, unlike computerized Google-based searches that generate hundreds of irrelevant decisions containing matching words, the GJC contains jurisprudence which has been pre-screened by our staff and coded for gender and sexual violence issues, eliminating researchers' need to sift through extraneous documents. Containing not only trial and appeals judgments but also indictments, chamber decisions, orders, and other documents issued by these international/ized courts, the Collections capture important decisions from the pre-trial through the appeal stage of proceedings that may go unnoticed but which may have important consequences for how sexual and gender-based violence is addressed by the tribunals.

The WCRO is currently seeking Dean’s Fellows and/or volunteers to work on digests of critical decisions in the GJC and to help with the process of screening decisions currently being issued by international/ized courts and tribunals for gender issues. We are looking for students willing to commit between 10 and 20 hours per week who are detail-oriented and eager to work on this project.

If you’re interested, please email a resume and cover letter to our Jurisprudence Collections Coordinator, Chante Lasco, at clasco@wcl.american.edu.


The Migration of International Criminal Law: Moving Beyond the Court Rooms in The Hague

Thursday, April 4, 2013

3:30pm - 4:30 pm, WCL 600

On Thursday, April 4, Larissa van den Herik will speak at WCL as part of the War Crimes Speaker Series.  Professor van den Herik, who teaches Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University, will discuss efforts to individualize international law enforcement outside the court room.

The event, sponsored by the War Crimes Research Office and The Academy on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, will be held in room 600 from 3:30 to 4:30.  Light refreshments will be served. 

If you would like to attend, RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project Launches Website

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project, a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program, announces the launch of a new website, www.genderjurisprudence.org. The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections, a database containing more than 26,000 documents including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence. MORE

 

International Criminal Court Moot Team Takes 2nd Place

WCL’s International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition team (Left to Right: Naida Henao, Bethanie Haynes, and Michelle Flash) took second place at the competition hosted by Pace University Law School in White Plains, New York March 1 - 3. This qualifies the team to represent WCL at the international round of the competition, sponsored by the International Criminal Law Network, April 21-26 2013 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The finals of the competition will take place at the ICC and will be adjudicated by judges from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the International Court of Justice. The team was sponsored by the Student Bar Association and selected and coached by Susana SáCouto, Chante Lasco, and Katherine Cleary from the War Crimes Research Office, with assistance from last year’s team member Anna Taylor.

Examining the United Nations War Crimes Commission:  Lessons from over 2,000 World War Two-era Trials

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

11:00am - 12:30 pm, 4301 50th Street Building of the Washington College of Law

As part of the War Crimes Speaker Series, the War Crimes Research Office will host an event titled Examining the United Nations War Crimes Commission:  Lessons from over 2,000 World War Two-era Trials.  The event will be moderated by WCRO Director Susana SáCouto, and panelists will include Professor Chris Simpson, Author of "The Splendid Blond Beast", AU School of Communication; Kip Hale, Senior Counsel, The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights; Director of ABA International Criminal Court Project; and Shanti Sattler, Research Associate, War Crimes Project, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London.

A light lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu

 


War Crimes Speaker Series - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Post Arab Spring: Syria’s Challenges to Protection and Accountability

Thursday, January 31, 2013

12:00 – 1:30, WCL Room 402

As part of the War Crimes Speaker Series, the War Crimes Research Office will co-host an event titled Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Post Arab Spring: Syria’s Challenges to Protection and Accountability with the Women in International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and the American Red Cross.  The event, examining the issue of sexual and gender-based violence in the conflict in Syria, will be moderated by WCRO Director Susana SáCouto, and panelists will include Laila Alodaat, Human Rights Lawyer & Board Member of Syria Justice and Accountability Center (participating via skype); Tonderai Chikuhwa, UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence In Conflict; Rafif Jouejati, English Spokesperson for the Local Coordination Committees in Syria & Director of FREE-Syria; and Blake Peterson, Special Advisor at the US Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice.

A light lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

 


War Crimes Speaker Series

The Bagosora Judgment: A Prosecutor's Perspective on the Case Against the Military Masterminds of the Rwandan Genocide

As part of the War Crimes Speaker Series, Barbara Mulvaney, Former Senior Trial Attorney at the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, will speak on Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00 in room 504. She will discuss the Bagosora trial, including the field work involved in gathering evidence and witnesses, the treatment of sexual violence, and whether the trial met its fundamental goal of delivering justice to Rwanda. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


2013 Summer Law Program in the Hague Information Session

The War Crimes Research Office will hold an information session for the 2013 Summer Law Program in the Hague from 12:00-1:00 on Wednesday, November 14, in the JD Lounge on the 6th floor. We’ll discuss the program and former students will be on hand to speak about their experiences. We’ll also answer any questions you have about the application process, the courses, and living in the Hague. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


 

Launch of the WCRO’s latest ICC Legal Analysis and Education Report

The WCRO recently launched a new ICC report, the sixteenth in its ongoing International Criminal Court (ICC) Legal Analysis and Education project. The report, Investigative Management, Strategies, and Techniques of the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor, aims to examine some of the potentially problematic aspects of the investigative practices of the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) and offer recommendations that will hopefully contribute to improving those practices, thereby helping to build a stronger OTP and enhancing the Court’s capacity to administer justice more effectively. Electronic copies of this and all previous WCRO reports are available at http://www.wcl.american.edu/warcrimes/icc/icc_reports.cfm.

 


War Crimes Speaker Series: Atrocity Documentation Projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Syria

Thursday, November 8 2012

12:00 – 1:20, WCL Room 401

As part of the War Crimes Speaker Series, the WCRO will hold a panel discussion on Thursday, November 8 at 12:00 in room 401. Panelists will include Patricia Gossman, of the Afghanistan Documentation Project; Mohammed Al Abdallah, Executive Director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre; and John D. Ciorciari, of the University of Michigan and Senior Advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia. The participants will examine war crime and atrocity documentation/archiving projects in Afghanistan, Syria, and Cambodia, and the potential for future prosecutions and transitional justice efforts based on such documentation. A light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

 


Jean-Pictet and Pace ICC Moot Information Session

* RESCHEDULED * Tuesday, September 18 from 12:00 – 1:00, WCL International Lounge

The War Crimes Research Office will soon be accepting applications from 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students to represent WCL at the 2013 Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition and the Pace International Criminal Court Moot Competition.

Join us for a primer on the competitions, including info on application, training, and the events themselves. Former team members will be on hand to discuss their experiences and a light lunch will be served. RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


An Introduction to the War Crimes Research Office

Wednesday, August 29 from 12:00 – 1:00, Room 600 (ROOM CHANGED)

What exactly does the War Crimes Research Office do, and how can students get involved in legal research for and monitoring of international/ized criminal courts and tribunals? WCRO staff will introduce students to international criminal courts and tribunals and will speak about the Office’s mission, the War Crimes Speaker Series and the opportunities available for students, including paid positions as Dean’s Fellows and volunteer work on a variety of projects. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


Fall 2012 Dean’s Fellow Opportunities at the WCRO

ICT Research and Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellows

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) is seeking Dean’s Fellows for Fall 2012 for two types of projects. The first group will work on major legal research projects prepared for international criminal courts and tribunals on issues of critical importance to these institutions. The second set of Dean’s Fellows will assist in updating the Jurisprudence Collections and in identifying, keywording, and digesting documents in the Collections involving sexual and gender-based crimes.

JD (2L and 3L) and LL.M students are eligible for these positions. Interested students with a background in public international law, particularly international criminal / humanitarian / human rights law, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with prior volunteer experience at the WCRO. The time commitment will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Please submit a résumé and a cover letter, along with a short writing sample and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu. Please indicate in the subject line if you are applying for the ICT Research Dean’s Fellow or the Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellow position.

The application deadline is 5:00pm Friday, August 24. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office at 4301 50th St. NW, Suite 102, call us at 202-274-4067 or e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu

Hague Law Program Dean’s Fellow

In addition to the ICT Research and Jurisprudence Collections Positions, the WCRO is seeking a Dean's Fellow for the fall semester to provide administrative assistance to its Summer Law Program in The Hague. We are looking for a student to assist in developing course materials, marketing the program and undertaking administrative tasks. We value attention to detail, strong organizational skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Experience or interest in international law, program management and study abroad are all great assets. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.

The application deadline is 5: 00pm Friday, August 24.  If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office at 4301 50th St, NW, Suite 102, call us at 202-274-4067 or e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


War Crimes Speaker Series - Crisis of Credibility: Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders in Cambodia - Clair Duffy

On Friday, March 2, as part of our War Crimes Speaker Series, Clair Duffy spoke at WCL. Ms. Duffy, Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitor at the Open Society Justice Initiative, discussed her experiences monitoring the Tribunal, with special focus on the challenges of trying serious international crimes before hybrid courts, made up of national and international elements.  Podcast and streaming recordings of the event are available here.


Summer 2012 Dean’s Fellow Opportunities at the WCRO

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) is seeking Dean’s Fellows for Summer 2012 for two types of projects. The first group will work on major legal research projects prepared for international criminal courts and tribunals on issues of critical importance to these institutions. The second set of Dean’s Fellows will assist in updating the Jurisprudence Collections and in digesting documents in the Collections involving sexual and gender-based crimes.

JD (2L and 3L) and LL.M students are eligible for these positions. Interested students with a background in public international law, particularly international criminal / humanitarian / human rights law, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with prior volunteer experience at the WCRO. The time commitment will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Please submit a résumé and a cover letter, along with a short writing sample and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu. Please indicate in the subject line if you are applying for the ICT Research Dean’s Fellow or the Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellow position.

The application deadline is 5:00pm Monday, March 5. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office at 4301 50th St. NW, Suite 102, call us at 202-274-4067 or e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu


War Crimes Research Office and Women and International Law Program Host Conference on Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women and International Law Program (WILP) hosted a conference with the Royal Netherlands Embassy on February 1, 2012. The conference, entitled Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: National and International Strategies, featured a keynote conversation between Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Renée Jones-Bos. For more information, and for links to video recordings of the events, please visit this page.


New WCRO Report Examines Victim Representation at the International Criminal Court

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at American University Washington College of Law recently launched a new report on the International Criminal Court (ICC), entitled Ensuring Effective and Efficient Representation of Victims at the International Criminal Court

The ICC is frequently lauded for being the first international criminal body to allow victims to participate in proceedings, not just as witnesses for one of the parties, but in their own right.  Nevertheless, nearly a decade after the entry into force of the Rome Statute, many questions about the appropriate functioning of the Court’s victim participation scheme remain outstanding, several of which relate to the representation of victims before the Court.  Specifically, questions have arisen about:

  • the respective roles of the Court’s Victims Participation and Reparations Section and Office of Public Counsel for Victims;
  • whether applicants should receive representation prior to a determination on their applications for victim status; when and how victims should be appointed common legal representation;
  • whether legal representation should be provided solely by external legal representatives, or whether the Office of Public Counsel for Victims should engage in direct representation of victims. 

To varying degrees, these questions have been addressed by different Chambers of the Court in various cases, but have yet to be answered in a definitive manner.  The aim of this report – the fifteenth in a series that seeks to analyze and comment on critical issues raised by the decisions of the ICC – is to examine the way in which these questions have been dealt with by the Court to date and to recommend responses to the questions that can be applied with consistency across cases.

A PDF of the full report, along with the others in the series, is available here. Those wishing to comment can find a brief online evaluation here.


December Volunteer Opportunity at the WCRO

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) is currently seeking student volunteers to assist with spading two legal research projects. If you are interested in volunteering with us between December 14 and December 21, please contact warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


Spring 2012 Dean’s Fellow Opportunities at the WCRO

The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) is seeking Dean’s Fellows for Spring 2012 for two types of projects. The first group will work on major legal research projects prepared for international criminal courts and tribunals on issues of critical importance to these institutions. The second set of Dean’s Fellows will assist in updating the Jurisprudence Collections and in digesting documents in the Collections involving sexual and gender-based crimes.

JD (2L and 3L) and LL.M students are eligible for these positions. Interested students with a background in public international law, particularly international criminal / humanitarian / human rights law, are especially encouraged to apply, as are those with prior volunteer experience at the WCRO. The time commitment will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Please submit a résumé and a cover letter, along with a short writing sample and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, by email at warcrimes@wcl.american.edu. Please indicate in the subject line if you are applying for the ICT Research Dean’s Fellow or the Jurisprudence Collections Dean’s Fellow position.

The application deadline is 5:00pm Monday, November 28. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office at 4301 50th St. NW, Suite 102, call us at 202-274-4067 or e-mail warcrimes@wcl.american.edu


War Crimes Speaker Series - Confirmation of Charges at the International Criminal Court: Setting the Stage for Trial

On Monday, November 7, as part of our War Crimes Speaker Series, Håkan Friman will speak at WCL. Mr. Friman, Deputy Director-General at the Swedish Ministry of Justice, Division for Criminal Cases and International Judicial Cooperation, has represented Sweden in negotiations on the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 1996. He will discuss his experiences at the Court, with a particular focus on the confirmation of charges process at the ICC.

The event will be held in room 103 at 12:00 pm, and a light lunch will be served. If you would like to attend, RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.


Hague Summer Law Program Information Session

2012 will mark the sixth year for the Summer Law Program in The Hague, which offers students the opportunity to live and learn at the heart of the international justice community. We will be holding an information session for the 2012 program at 12:00-1:00 Friday, November 11, in room 100 at WCL. We’ll discuss the program and a few former students will talk about their experience. We’ll also answer any questions you have about the application process, the courses, and living in The Hague. Lunch will be served.

If you’re interested in attending the information session, please RSVP to warcrimes@wcl.american.edu.