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A commentary on International and Comparative Law and Global Affairs by Washington University School of Law Professors, Alumni, and Students
Experts Meeting at the Villa Moynier, Geneva, 2014
The Arch overlooking St. Louis, Missouri Riverfront
St. Louis Experts Meeting for the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, Washington University, 2009
International Criminal Court at The Hague
Paris, France
Scott Turow’s “Testimony” and the Importance of the ICC

Scott Turow’s “Testimony” and the Importance of the ICC

By: Emily Brewster On Tuesday, May 23, Maryville University hosted legal thriller writer Scott Turow (author of One L and Presumed Innocent among others) for its speaker series to discuss his new novel, Testimony.  As part of the discussion, Harris Institute Director...

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Global Trumpism, Week 16: Brexit and Trump as Consequences of the New National Protectionism

Global Trumpism, Week 16: Brexit and Trump as Consequences of the New National Protectionism

By: Mattia Cutolo The following analysis sets its framework on a particular date: Wednesday March 29th, when Theresa May “Brexit!” dixit (latin: “When Theresa May said: “Brexit!”). That is when the UK Ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, delivered a letter signed by...

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The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

By: Suhao Chen On May 25, 1993, in the midst of violent conflict in the Balkans, the UN Security Council decided (through Resolution 827) to establish the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to prosecute persons responsible for serious violations...

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Global Trumpism, Week Ten: The Syrian Conflict goes from Bad to Worse

By: Leila Sadat Although one can fault the Obama administration for its tepid policy towards Syria, Trump’s airstrikes against a Syrian military base on Thursday, April 6th take the U.S. policy towards Syria in a dangerous new direction. Although it’s tempting to...

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Lemberg – Lvov – Lviv: How a City Helped Shape Modern International Criminal Law

Lemberg – Lvov – Lviv: How a City Helped Shape Modern International Criminal Law

By: Megan Reif On Thursday, March 30th, Washington University School of Law and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute welcomed Philippe Sands to campus as part of the Assembly Series and Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker Series. Prof. Sands gave a special...

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