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End Game! An International Conference on Combating Piracy
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Co-sponsored by
American Society of International Law; Public International Law and Policy Group; International Criminal Law Network; American Branch of the International Law Association.

Made possible by a generous grant of the Wolf Family Foundation.
SEP 6, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

For the moment pirate attacks are down, but piracy continues to present a major threat to world shipping. Even with greatly expanded patrolling by international navies and increased use of private security forces, there have been 48 pirate attacks, 448 seamen were held hostage by pirates, and global economic losses due to piracy topped 5 billion dollars in the last twelve months. Meanwhile, renewed political turmoil in Somalia and Yemen is sowing the seeds for a fresh generation of pirates with increasingly deadly tactics. This conference brings together two-dozen of the world’s foremost counter-piracy experts to analyze the novel legal challenges and options related to this new phase in the fight against piracy.
Additional Information

There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

This conference will be webcast live and articles by the speakers will be published in a special double issue of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.

Supplemental Readings:

9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome: Dean Lawrence Mitchell and Associate Dean Michael Scharf
9:15 - 10:45 AM Panel 1: Assessing Current Trends and Efforts to Combat Piracy

Chair: Prof. Michael Kelly, Creighton Law School, President of the AIDP/US National Section
Prof. Ved Nanda, University of Denver School of Law
Prof. Prof. James Gathii, Loyola of Chicago Law School
Mr. Ashley Roach, former State Department Official
Hon. Rosemelle Mutoka, Chief Piracy Judge, Kenya
Ms. Sulakshna Beekarry, Chief of Piracy Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mauritius
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Panel 2: Deterring the Use of Child Pirates

Chair: Prof. Timothy Webster, Director of East Asian Studies, Case Western Reserve School of Law
Hon. Duncan Gaswaga, Supreme Court of the Seychelles Islands
Prof. Shelly Whitman, Dalhousie University
Prof. Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee College of Law
Prof. Milena Sterio, Cleveland Marshall College of Law
12:15 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 PM Presentation of the 2013 Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Award for Advancing Global Justice to General (ret)/Senator Romeo Dallaire of Canada, best-selling author and founder of the Child Soldier Initiative at Dalhousie University.
Luncheon Speech Romeo Dallaire
2:00-3:15 PM Panel 3: New Ideas for Combating Pirate Financing and Plunder

Chair: Prof. Juscelino Colares, Assoc. Dir., Cox Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Yaron Gottlieb, INTERPOL
Mr. Kevin Stephenson, Executive Secretary of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, formerly Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Financial Market Integrity Unit at the World Bank
Prof. Hugh R Williamson, Dalhousie University
Prof. Richard Gordon, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
3:30 - 4:55 PM Panel 4: Roundtable on Legal/Operational Issues in Combating and Apprehending Pirates

Chair: Dr. Greg Noone, CAPT, JAGC, US Navy / Fairmont State University
Mr. Jon Huggins, Director, Oceans Beyond Piracy
Prof. Mark Sloan
, Research Fellow, Dalhousie University
Mr. Simon Barker, Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
Prof Michael Newton, Vanderbilt Law School
Prof. Lauri Blank, Emory Law School
4:55 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks: Associate Dean Michael Scharf
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception in the Law School Rotunda

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