Human Rights Brief ~ Center for Human Rights

and Humanitarian Law

Washington College of Law, American University ~ Volume 4, Number 2 ~ Winter 1997


A Permanent International Criminal Court: Soon to Be a Reality

by Professor Richard J. Wilson

Indonesia's National Human Rights Commission: A Step in the Right Direction?

by Monika Talwar

The Contentious Jurisdiction Mechanism of the Inter-American Human Rights System: Looking Toward the Future

by Lawrence Groo

Sexual Assault Issues Before the War Crimes Tribunal

by Professor Diane Orentlicher

Film Chronicles Suffering at Omarska Concentration Camp

by Rajeev Purohit

Spotlight on Women for Women in Bosnia

by Gillian Brady

The Death Penalty and Due Process in Guatemala

by William Clark Harrell

South Asia's Regional Initiative on Human Rights
by Madhavi Basnet

Genetic Technology: Constructing a New Language for International Human Rights

by Maha F. Munayyer

Alumnus Profile: Françoise Roth

by Nicole Grimm

Center News

Faculty/Staff News

Credits & Copyright Information

The Human Rights Brief is a publication of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in conjunction with the Washington College of Law at American University. No portion of this newsletter may be reprinted without the express written permission of The Human Rights Brief. All correspondence, reprinting requests, and articles proposed for publication may be sent to: American University, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8181 Phone (202) 274-4180, fax (202) 274-0783, e-mail:

Directors of the Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law:
Robert Goldman, Claudio Grossman, Herman Schwartz
Executive Director:
Robert Guitteau, Jr.
D. Michelle Domke
Senior Articles Editors:
Gillian Brady, David Clark
Managing Editor:
Chandini Burt
Junior Articles Editors:
Patrick Moran, Rajeev Purohit, J. Michael Springman, Amy Stern
Field Reports Editors:
Monika Talwar, Jamie Underwood
Trends Editors:
Gary Rabkin, Alexandra Wisotsky
Center News Editor:
Minh Ngoc Nguyen
Faculty/Alumni News Editor:
Aimee Meacham
International Tribunals Editor:
Ewen Allison
Inter-American System Editors:
William Clark Harrell
Point/Counterpoint Editor:
Nicole Clarke
Alumni Board:
Vanessa Allen, Gabriel Eckstein, Fernando González- Martín, Claudia Martin, Rochus Pronk, Ayesha Qayyum, Diego Rodríguez, Brian Tittemore
Newsletter Staff:
Kim Anglin, Madhavi Basnet, Nicole Grimm, Marie Hurlbut, Jennifer Morris, Maha Munayyer, Sarah Paoletti, Christine Poulon
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