Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Go On! Learn ICL @ ASIL

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

The American Society of International Law will host multiclass course on International Criminal Law and the International Criminal Court from late May to mid-July at Tillar House, ASIL Headquarters at 2223 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Organizing the event is the Society's New Professionals Committee on the International Criminal Court, itself a part of the ASIL's New Professionals Interest Group.
Attendees – persons seeking to begin or continue their legal education in international criminal law and to gain career tips regarding the field – may be eligible for continuing legal education credits, as detailed here.
Classes in the Series:
► "Introduction to the International Judicial System," 12:30-2 p.m. on May 24. Taught by Dr. Chiara Giorgetti (left), an associate in the International Arbitration Group of White & Case LLP and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. This course will provide an overview of existing international courts and tribunals and their jurisdictions.
► "Introduction to the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statute," 6-7:30 p.m. on June 2. Taught by Elizabeth Andersen (right), ASIL Executive Director and Vice President. This class will provide an overview of the jurisdiction and structure of the ICC and an introduction to the Court's early practice.
► "Methods for Investigating International Crimes," 6-7:30 p.m. on a pending date in early June. Instructor also pending.
► "The Prosecutorial and Judicial Selection Process," 6-7:30 p.m. on June 9. Taught by Gabrielle Mertz, Director of Development of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, a nongovernmental organization. This class will provide an analysis of the procedures used to select ICC judges and prosecutors, embedded in the wider context of the whole international courts system.
► "The Future of the International Criminal Court," 6-7:30 p.m. on June 16. Taught by David Abramowitz, Director of Policy and Government Relations at another NGO, Humanity United. This course will focus on ICC practice and activities, with an eye to how the court plans to handle future challenges.
► "The Complementarity Principle," 6-7:30 p.m. on a pending date in late June. To be taught by a representative of the NGO International Center for Transitional Justice.
► "The War Crimes Office in the U.S. Department of State," 6-7:30 p.m. on a pending date in late June. To be taught by a State Department representative.
Details on registration and fees for any or all of these classes here.

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