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Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Wednesday
29
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Wednesday
29
March
2017
White and Williams LLP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900
New York, New York 10036-6524
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
CWRU Law School
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
20
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
24
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Speaker: Dynda A. Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
April
2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
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Webcast live
February 2018
16
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17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a two-day event
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“Torture and the War on Terror”
Sponsor
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Symposium
OCT 7, 2005
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

In the aftermath of 9/11, many Americans across the political spectrum felt that it would be appropriate for the United States to use unconventional methods of obtaining information from suspected terrorists in order to prevent another major attack. But shocking revelations emerging from U.S. detention centers in Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as the disclosure of the practice known as "extraordinary rendition" in which suspected terrorists are sent for interrogation to countries the U.S. Department of State condemns for human rights abuses, has transformed "torture and the war on terror" into one of the most controversial issues of our time. Are such practices moral, legal, effective, and sound policy? If not, what domestic and international fora are most appropriate for challenging them? These questions will be addressed in a day-long conference featuring former government and international organization officials, prominent academics, and leading practitioners in the field.

This symposium is:
A Centennial Regional Meeting of the American Society of International Law
A Regional Conference of the International Law Association (American Branch)
The Annual Meeting of the International Association of Penal Law (American National Section)
Speaker Information
Roel C. CamposKeynote Address: Jose E. Alvarez, President Elect of the American Society of International Law





Additional Information
The International War Crimes Research Office, established in 2002, is part of the law school's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. Supported by the Center's generous endowment and an annual grant from the Open Society Institute, the Office serves as a focal point of several unique programs dealing with accountability for violations of international criminal and humanitarian law. These include an annual symposium, featuring prominent experts in the field; the War Crimes Research Lab, in which students provide legal research and analysis to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Iraqi Special Tribunal, and the International Criminal Court; the War Crimes Research Portal, one of the most comprehensive and usable research sites related to international humanitarian law and international criminal tribunals on the Internet; and training sessions for judges, prosecutors and defense counsel involved in international trials.

This symposium also marks the launching of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy. The Institute is poised to be a leading national and international research and resource center concerning terrorism. It recently unveiled an interactive Web site to stimulate public debate and provide a comprehensive hub for addressing security and counterterrorism issues.

This symposium is made possible through a generous grant from the Wolf Family Foundation.

View a detailed agenda.

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