August 23: Introduction to the WCRO
The War Crimes Research Office will host its introductory session for the 2017-2018 academic year on Wednesday, August 23 at 12:00 PM in Yuma 403. Please join us to hear about the WCRO's mission and opportunities available to students, including: the War Crimes Speaker Series; Dean's Fellowships; volunteering; the Summer Law Program in The Hague; and international criminal and humanitarian law competitions. Lunch will be provided. Please be sure to RSVP here.
August 30: International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Moot Competitions Information Session
The WCRO will be holding an information session on its international criminal and humanitarian law moot court competitions on Wednesday, August 30 at 12:00 PM in Warren NT08.Each year, the WCRO coaches teams for three competitions: the Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition; the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition; and the International Criminal Court Moot Competition. WCRO Staff will give an overview of each competition, how to apply to participate on a team, and what preparation for each competition entails. Former team members are invited to the session to discuss their experiences. Please register for the session here.
Convening on Ending Impunity for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Conflict or Mass Repression in Latin America
From Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 24, the WCRO, together with the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Women and the Law Program, hosted a convening of stakeholders from across Latin America working to combat impunity for sexual and gender-based violence in times of conflict or mass repression. The conference was held with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Foundation's conference center in Bellagio, Italy, and assessed needs for training, collaboration, and resources across the region to improve access to justice for victims. Photos and more information are forthcoming; in the meantime, you can read our initial announcement of the conference here.
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