Paradigms of International Justice - Agenda

Paradigms of International Justice - Agenda
A Regional Conference of the American Society of International Law

October 11, 2002
Washington University School of Law
Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center - Room 200

8:30 a.m. Registration - Coffee and Continental Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Joel Seligman, Dean and Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor
John O. Haley, Director-Whitney R. Harris Institute of Global Legal Studies and Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law

Conference Organizers:

Leila Sadat, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Michael P. Scharf, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve School of Law

9:15 a.m. Introduction

Whitney R. Harris
Former Nuremberg Prosecutor and author of Tyranny on Trial

9:30 a.m. Opening Address

Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, Professor of Law and President, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University; Chairman, Drafting Committee, U.N. Diplomatic Conference on the International Criminal Court

10:00-11:15 a.m. - Panel I: "The Accountability Paradigm: International and Domestic Fora for the Trial of International Crimes"

Chair:            Professor Leila Sadat, Washington University
Discussant:   Professor David Sloss, Saint Louis University

The work of the ICTY & ICTR - Payam Akhavan, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Toronto School of Law and Senior Fellow, Yale University

The Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction: The Pinochet Case - Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings

Uses of and Limits Upon Universal Jurisdiction - Diane Orentlicher, Director War Crimes Research Offices and Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

The Role of the Prosecutor in International Criminal Tribunals - Allison Danner, Vanderbilt University School of Law

11:15-11:30 a.m. Break 

11:30a.m.-12:15p.m. Panel 1 (continued)

The International Criminal Court - Bartram Brown, Professor IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law

The NGO Community and Its Importance - William R. Pace, Convener, NGO Coalition for an International Criminal Court

The Politics of War Crime Tribunals - Gary J. Bass, Professor, Princeton University and author of "Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals"
12:15-12:45 p.m. Discussion and Questions 

1:00-2:15 p.m. Lunch

Introduction:  Karen Tokarz, Washington University School of Law

Keynote Address - Richard Dicker, Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch     

2:30-3:15 p.m. - Panel II:  Challenges to Prosecution: Effectiveness, Legitimacy and Realpolitik

Chair: Professor A. Peter Mutharika, Washington University
Discussant: Professor Stephen Legomsky, Washington University

Challenges to International Justice: The Outer Bounds of Universal Jurisdiction: Congo v. Belgium - Michael P. Scharf, Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Law

Innovation Is the Mother of Necessity: The Sierra Leone Special Court - Andras Vamos-Goldman, Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, United Nations, Criminal and Treaty Law Division

A Dual Approach to Justice: The Relationship Between Courts and Truth Commissions - Marieke Wierda, Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York University School of Law

3:15-3:30 p.m. Break 

3:30-4:15 p.m. Panel II (continued)

Lessons for International Criminal Justice from Rwanda - Mark Drumbl, Professor, Washington & Lee School of Law

Lessons from Yugoslavia - Laurel Fletcher, Boalt Hall School of Law and Associate Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic

The Future of the United States and International Criminal Justice - John L. Washburn, Convener, American Coalition for the International Criminal Court

4:15-4:45 p.m. Discussion and Questions 

4:45-5:15 p.m.  Closing Remarks - Ambassador David Scheffer -Senior Vice President, United Nations Association of the United States of America, Former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes
5:15-6:15 p.m. Reception: Janite Lee Reading Room - 4th Floor - School of Law 

6:45-9:30 p.m. Banquet - Holmes Lounge - Washington University Campus (by invitation)

Keynote Address - Justice Richard Goldstone, Justice, South African Constitutional Court and Former Chief Prosecutor ICTY & ICTR
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