Friday, March 23, 2012

Go On! ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue at Georgia Law

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

Delighted to announce that the Honorable Joan E. Donoghue (below right), who has served since 2010 as a Judge on the Hague-based International Court of Justice, soon will deliver the 108th Sibley Lecture here at the the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens.
Donoghue will speak on "The Role of the World Court Today" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the law school's Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. She'll address the continuing role of the ICJ in light of changes in international law since the court was founded as the principal judicial arm of the United Nations in 1945.
As we've posted, at the time of her election to the ICJ Donoghue was Principal Deputy Legal Adviser in the U.S. Department of State, a position in which her duties included advising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other officials on all aspects of international law. (photo credit) She'd practiced at State since 1984, with a few breaks to serve as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and General Counsel for Freddie Mac. She holds bachelor's and law degrees from the Santa Cruz and Berkeley campuses, respectively, of the University of California.
The Sibley Lecture's named after a 1911 graduate of the law school. Over the years several other international lawyers have taken part in the lecture series. Among them was Donoghue's predecessor at the World Court, Philip C. Jessup, who spoke on "The Shaping of International Law and the Building of a Decent World Order" in 1970. Others included former Nuremberg prosecutor Telford Taylor, who spoke on "Guilt, Responsibility and the Third Reich" in 1968; Professor Louis B. Sohn, then of Harvard and later of Georgia Law (prior post), who spoke on "The Shaping of International Law and the Building of a Decent World Order" in 1977; and Sir Crispin Tickell, then Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, who spoke on "The Role of the Security Council in World Affairs" in 1989; Columbia Law Professor Louis Henkin, who delivered "International Human Rights at the End of the Twentieth Century" in 1994; and Israeli Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner, who asked "Does Israel Have a Constitution?" in 1999.

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