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2010 Symposium
"International Wrongs, International Rights: The Use of Criminal Law to Protect Human Rights"

September 28, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
University of Minnesota Law School
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Lockhart Hall (Room 25)

Symposium Agenda

As the world becomes more and more globalized, international criminal law has become extremely important in preserving and ensuring the human rights of all people. Effective international criminal law protects not only the victims but also the war criminals by preserving procedural rights and substantive judicial defenses. Abusive corporations, military dictators, sex traffickers, and terrorists are just a few of the actors which international criminal law seeks to hold accountable. With a warrant out on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and American courts debating whether the alleged 9/11 mastermind should stand criminal trial in a civilian court or a military tribunal, a symposium on the issues faced by international prosecutors and victims will provide a forum for progressive scholarship and an open venue for discussing a dynamic area of emerging law.

Symposium Advisors: David Weissbrodt & Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin

Date: September 28, 2010

Symposium Day Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast & Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction by Douglas Johnson
9:15 – 10:00 Opening Address by ICC Prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo (video)
10:00 – 11:00 Panel One: International Criminal Law Prosecution (video)
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Panel Two: Transitional Justice (video)
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch & Reception
1:30 – 3:30 Panel Three: Modern Face of International Human Rights (video)
3:30 – 3:45 Closing Commentary by David Wippman


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For more information on this symposium, please contact Symposium Editor Matthew Webster at webst164@umn.edu.