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Frederick K. Cox International Law Center names new director, co-director

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center names new director, co-director

Jan 14, 2019
Steven Petras, a long-time CWRU adjunct professor, has accepted the position of the director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. He is joined by the new co-director, Professor Juscelino Colares.
CWRU Law Launches Yemen Accountability Project to Document War Crimes for Future Prosecution

CWRU Law Launches Yemen Accountability Project to Document War Crimes for Future Prosecution

Jan 11, 2019
The project, an open-sourced student initiative to document and map war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Yemeni Civil War, will provide prosecutors in a future tribunal a trial package to help and guide an efficient investigation and prosecution of the responsible parties.
Case Western Reserve law delegation returns from another successful trip to Asia

Case Western Reserve law delegation returns from another successful trip to Asia

Dec 17, 2018
Four law school faculty and staff recently traveled to five cities in Asia to meet with students and alumni, develop new partnerships and present research. The law school boasts over 400 alumni throughout Asia.
Following report from NGO co-founded by Dean Scharf, Congress declares Rohingya crimes genocide

Following report from NGO co-founded by Dean Scharf, Congress declares Rohingya crimes genocide

Dec 13, 2018
The Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a Washington, D.C.-based firm, issued a report on Dec. 3, based on interviews of 1,100 survivors. 
Dean Scharf’s essay on changes to international law in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons published in “The Conversation”

Dean Scharf’s essay on changes to international law in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons published in “The Conversation”

Dec 6, 2018
The essay, titled, “Syria May Be Using Chemical Weapons Against its Citizens Again — Here’s How International Law Has Changed to Help Countries Intervene,” was recently published in “The Conversation,” a media outlet with a reach of 35 million people. The piece draws on Scharf’s Winter 2013 article in the Chicago Journal of International Law.
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