WCRO and Academy Present "A Conversation with the ICC Registrar"
The War Crimes Research Office and Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law host ICC Registrar Osvaldo Zavala Giler as part of the WCRO War Crimes Speaker Series and the Academy's 2023 Human Rights Month: The Experts Speak Series. WCRO Director Susana SáCouto moderates the event, with introductory remarks provided by Academy Co-Director Claudia Martin. The event focuses on the opportunities and challenges currently faced by the ICC.
WCRO Meeting with Luz Marina Monzón Cifuentes
On November 2, 2022, the WCRO hosted a conversation between Spanish-speaking students, who were interested in international justice issues, and Luz Marina Monzón Cifuentes, Director General of the Unidad de Búsqueda de Personas Dadas por Desaparecidas (UBPD) of Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace. Luz Marina Monzón Cifuentes discussed the work she has been doing over the past five years with UBPD in directing, coordinating, and contributing to the efforts to investigate the disappearance of thousands of people during the armed conflict in Colombia.
Women in human mobility and gender violence: cases and comparative experiences in the region
To commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, the WCRO hosted a discussion, in collaboration with the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and ReLeG, on November 29, 2022. The discussion centered on Women in human mobility and gender violence: cases and comparative experiences in the region.
women, life, freedom: what does iran's new revolution tell us about women and the future of iran?
On December 1, 2022, the War Crimes Research Office hosted a panel, organized with the International and Comparative Legal Studies Program and the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, on Women, Life Freedom: What Does Iran's New Revolution Tell us about Women and the Future of Iran?
WCRO Hosts Discussion on the "Military Coup in Myanmar: 2 years and the fight for democracy goes on"
On February 1, 2023, the War Crimes Research Office hosted a discussion by current and former WCL students from Myanmar, Thi Thi Han and Alex Kaung Myet Ahkar, to discuss the current situation in Myanmar and the recent development in justice and accountability efforts, including legislation passed by US Congress on Myanmar.
The latest Special Rapporteur Report to the Human Rights Council on Myanmar can be found here.
An article discussing universal jurisdiction in Myanmar can be found here.
WCRO Co-Sponsors "The Evolution of International Criminal Procedure: From Genocide to Ecocide | A Conversation with Giovanni Chiarini"
On February 14, 2023, the War Crimes Research Office co-sponsored "The Evolution of International Criminal Procedure: From Genocide to Ecocide | A Conversation with Giovanni Chiarini." Giovanni Chiarini, an Italian Attorney, International Law Scholar, and Scholar in Residence at Texas Tech University School of Law, presented a lecture on international criminal tribunals from Nuremberg and Tokyo up to the establishment of the ICC in the Hague.