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"The Nuremberg Trials and the World's Response to Genocide" Symposium


November 15, 2013


9:00 Check-In
9:30 Welcome
Chief Judge Michael J. Davis
Dean David Wippman
Regent Richard Beeson
9:35 Overview of the Nuremberg Indictment and Role of War Crimes Tribunals in International Law
Oren Gross, Irving Younger Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for International Legal and Security Studies at the University of Minnesota Law School
10:00 Overview and Presentation of Documentary Film Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today
Sandra Schulberg

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11:45 Break
12:00 Lunch
Presentation of the Letters of Nuremberg Prosecutor Attorney Sid Kaplan

Mark Kaplan
"Two Minnesota Soldiers at Nuremberg: Gerry Boe (Guard) and Larry Tillemans (Clerk/Stenographer)"
Steve Hunegs & Larry Tillemans
Important Role of Nuremberg Prosecutors Ben Deinard and Melvin Siegal
Allen Saeks, Stinson Leonard Street

Watch the 12:00 presentation
1:10 The Justice Cascade: Viability of War Crimes Tribunals in Achieving Greater Accountability For Human Rights Violations
Kathryn Sikkink, Regents Professor and McKnight Chair in Political Science, University of Minnesota
1:30 Dulce Foster's Experiences Working with Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Role of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Responding to War Crimes
Dulce Foster, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Watch the 1:10 and 1:30 presentations
1:50 Discussion on the Viability of the International Criminal Court
Dean David Wippman
Professor Kathryn Sikkink
Dulce Foster
Professor Gregory Gordon
Moderator: Justice David Stras

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3:00 Reception