Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Go On! Assessing SCSL's Contributions & Legacy

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

The University of Pittsburgh Law School is hosting a very interesting conference later this week, titled Assessing the Contributions and Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to Africa and International Criminal Justice. The conference, organized by Professor Charles Jalloh, former Legal Advisor to the Office of the Principal Defender at the SCSL (logo below right), will be held this Thursday to Saturday, April 19 to 21, with a stellar line-up of speakers.
The keynote speaker will be Stephen J. Rapp, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and former Prosecutor at the SCSL.
IntLawGrrls will be well represented, with Elena Baylis (University of Pittsburgh Law School), Linda Carter (Pacific McGeorge Law School), Nancy Amoury Combs (William & Mary Law School), Vivian Curran (University of Pittsburgh), Margaret deGuzman (Temple University Law School), Jennifer Easterday (Leiden University), Annie Gell (Human Rights Watch), Sara Kendall (Leiden University), me – Valerie Oosterveld (University of Western Ontario), Diane Orentlicher (American University), Leila Nadya Sadat (Washington University of St. Louis), and Jenia Iontcheva Turner (SMU Dedman Law School) either moderating or speaking.
The conference will be exploring a number of key issues relating to the legacy and impact of the SCSL, such as the prosecution of international crimes, modes of liability, state cooperation, head of state immunity, amnesties, child recruitment, gender issues, protection of peacekeepers, terrorism, trial management and innovations in defense and outreach.
A copy of the conference program is available here. To register, please see here.

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