2002-2003 Events

War Crimes Speakers Series


“Prosecuting Milosevic”
Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Geoffrey Nice, Lead Counsel in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia discussed prosecuting the former Yugoslav President.

“Alien Tort Claims Act and Non-State Actors”
Wednesday, March 25, 2003

Susana SáCouto, the legal Coordinator at the WCRO and author of several articles on the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), discussed the ATCA’s implications on non-state actors in the context of civil litigation for violations of human rights.

Rebuilding the Rule of Law in Iraq: Lessons Learned from Kosovo
Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Michael Hartmann, the first international prosecutor in Kosovo and current fellow at the United States Institute for Peace, discussed the internationalization of the Kosovo legal system and how lessons learned there can be applied to a post-conflict Iraq.

“Bringing War Criminals to Account in East Timor, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, former Yugoslavia and Rwanda: When Has Justice Been Achieved?”
Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Stefanie Frease, a former investigator/research officer for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and currently with the Coalition for International Justice, led a comparative discussion on the effectiveness of various forms of war crimes prosecutions.

“Trafficking in Persons”
Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Ann Jordan of the International Human Rights Law Group discussed the various forms of human trafficking currently sweeping the globe and what governments and NGOs are and are not doing about the problem.