Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog
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Raymond M. Brown

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Raymond M Brown has practiced international humanitarian law, and taught and participated in media coverage of the subject.

Brown served as Co-Counsel to an RUF accused at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (2004) where he defended against allegations of Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law including Crimes Against Humanity, Violations of Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II. He has litigated extradition issues in US Federal and state courts and conducted investigations throughout the US in Kenya, El Salvador, the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the Bahamas, Colombia, and Sierra Leone. Brown is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

Brown is a Visiting Professor and Research Scholar at Seton Hall University School of Law. He has taught, inter alia "International Criminal Law," at the school's Newark campus and at the Seton Hall/American University Program at Cairo, Egypt, and at Seton Hall University's John Whitehead School of Diplomacy. Additionally, he has taught "Peacekeeping and Peacemaking" at the School of Diplomacy.

While serving for four years as an anchor at Court TV in the late 90's Brown covered the ICTY, reporting from the Hague and anchoring "War Crimes on Trial" from New York. This program provided daily coverage of the Tribunal's first trial, ICTY v Tadic, and of its first guilty plea, ICTY v Erdemovic. His guests included leading diplomats, policy makers, NGO representatives and international trial experts.

Brown Hosted the syndicated program Inside the Law during the 2000 Season which featured a two part series on each of the following: International Crimes and International Tribunals; Civil Litigation Arising from the Holocaust; International Intervention in Local Conflicts; Nation Building: Moving Beyond Justice.

Brown also served as Editorial Advisor and guest on numerous programs at Court TV, and on MSNBC-TV, BET-TV, ABC News Radio, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, Radio UNAMSIL (Sierra Leone) dealing with humanitarian and international law issues.

As the Host of the Emmy Award winning New Jersey Network program "Due Process" he has examined international and human rights issues including allegations of Torture at Abu Ghraib, civil rights and immigration issues confronting Muslims after September 11, 2001 with security officials and human rights activists with roles in the "war on terror." Brown was awarded an Emmy as Best Host of a talk program for the 2005 "Due Process" Season.

Since 1999 Brown has been a member of the Board of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyer's Committee for Human Rights). Brown's writings include articles on the early phases of the Tadic trial, American Responses to Narratives of Violations of Humanitarian Law, the American Role at Nuremberg, and race and media impacts on domestic prosecutions of "terrorists."
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