Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
Approved for 6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 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
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
“To Prevent and to Punish: A Conference Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention”
Sponsor
War Crimes Research Symposium
presented by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
SEP 28, 2007
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

Sixty years ago, on June 11, 1947, Raphael Lemkin, working with the U.N. Secretariat legal staff, completed the first draft of the Genocide Convention, launching the intense negotiations that would conclude in the U.N.'s adoption of the Convention in December 1948. Today, the Genocide Convention has 137 parties, and after years of dormancy, it has become an important legal tool in the international effort to end impunity for the worst crime known to humankind. The past year alone has witnessed important cases based on the Genocide Convention before the International Court of Justice, the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, and the domestic courts of several countries. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the negotiation of the Genocide Convention, the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center is hosting a major international symposium featuring two-dozen of the world's leading academic experts, high-level government officials, and most distinguished jurists and practitioners in the field.

This symposium is made possible by a generous grant from the Wolf Family Foundation, and is co-sponsored by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence (Case Western Reserve), the International Bar Association, the Robert H. Jackson Center, the Irish Centre for Human Rights, and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and serves as a Regional Meeting of the American Society of International Law, a Regional Conference of the International Law Association, and the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Penal Law (American National Section).
Speaker Information
Among the distinguished speakers:

Robert Petit
Co-Prosecutor, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Robert PetitRobert Petit has significant experience in international criminal law. He served as a Legal Officer in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, from 1996 to 1999; Regional Legal Advisor for the U.N. Mission in Kosovo from 1999 to 2000; Prosecutor, Serious Crimes Unit, for the U.N. Mission of Assistance to East Timor in 2002; and Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone from 2003 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Petit worked as a criminal prosecutor in Montreal for eight years.

Juan E. Méndez
President of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

Juan E. MéndezJuan E. Méndez is President of the International Center for Transitional Justice. Until March 31, 2007, he was also, concurrently, the Special Advisor to the Secretary General (UN) on Prevention of Genocide. At Human Rights Watch he directed the Americas division (1982-1993) and was later General Counsel (1994-1996). He was Executive Director of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights in Costa Rica (1996-1999). From 2000 to 2003 he was a member – and in 2002 the President – of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School (1999-2004) where he was also the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Earlier he had taught at Georgetown Law School and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and he teaches regularly at the Oxford Masters Program in International Human Rights Law. He has published several articles and edited volumes on prevention of genocide, on the Inter-American system of human rights protection, on transitional justice, on torture and forced disappearances, and on human rights developments in Latin America. He was born in Argentina and has practiced law there and in the United States.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. There will be a $200 fee for CLE for lawyers who attend.

View a detailed agenda

Supplemental Readings:
· 'Genocide' Symp Agenda-Bios
· 'Genocide' Symp BIB
· Atrocity
· Holocaust
· Tricky Nature
· Genocide at Nuremberg
· Modern Military
· Global Futures
· Former Heads of State

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