Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

April 2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
May 2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
CWRU Law School
All-day event
Webcast live
October 2017
CWRU Law School
This is a multi-day event
February 2018
CWRU Law School
This is a multi-day event
The Challenges of the Khmer Rouge Trials
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
JAN 31, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

In just a few weeks, the long-awaited "Killing Fields Trials" will commence before the United Nations-established Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. In light of the scale of the atrocities, the passage of 30 years since they were committed, the hybrid nature of the Tribunal, and the fact that the defense is led by the infamous Jacques Vergès, known for his strategy of trial by disruption -- these will be among the most challenging war crimes cases ever to be tried. Robert Petit will give a preview of the Khmer Rouge trials and discuss the unique challenges they present.
Speaker Information
Robert PetitRobert Petit
International Prosecutor
Khmer Rouge Tribunal / Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Robert 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, Kigali, Rwanda from 1996 to 1999; Regional Legal Advisor United Nations Mission in Kosovo in Mitrovica, Kosovo from 1999 to 2000; Prosecutor, Serious Crimes Unit, United Nations Mission of Assistance to East Timor in 2002; Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Prosecutor. Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown, Sierra Leone from 2003 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Petit worked as a criminal prosecutor in Montreal for eight years.

2009 Recipient
Frederick K. Cox International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice

Robert Petit is this year’s recipient of the Cox Center International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice. Established in 2003, it has been awarded to the Hon. Philippe Kirsch, President, International Criminal Court; Amb. Hans Corell, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs; Judge Thomas Buergenthal, International Court of Justice; and Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.
Additional Information
NOTE: This lecture takes place on a Saturday morning.
Open to the public at no cost. There will be 1.5 free hours of CLE credit available to lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Petit Award & Bibliography
· Criminal Procedure: Cambodia
· Justice in Cambodia
· Justice Delayed?

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