Experts’ Seminar on the International Criminal Court – Recap
Held on June 30, 2021, experts, law professors, NGOs, and others gathered for a 1-day “Experts Seminar on the International Criminal Court.” The seminar was organized by NYU Center for Global Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and the University of Illinois College of Law, and co-sponsored by ABILA’s ICC Committee.
The Keynote Address was delivered by former US War Crimes Ambassador David Scheffer, with Closing Remarks delivered by Professor Beth Van Schaack of Stanford Law School. In between were panels on Teaching on the ICC, as well as US/ICC Advocacy.
ABILA President Leila Sadat moderated the panel on Teaching on the ICC, featuring Darin Johnson, Howard School of Law; Patrick Keenan, University of Illinois College of Law; Saira Mohamed, University of California Berkeley School of Law; and Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law & co-chair of the ABILA Committee on Teaching International Law.
ABILA ICC Committee co-chair Professor Jennifer Trahan moderated the panel on US/ICC Advocacy, featuring: Kristin Smith, Director, Atrocity Crimes Initiative, ABA Criminal Justice Section & Center for Human Rights; Elizabeth Evenson, Associate Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch; Katie Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights; and Rebecca Shoot, co-Convener, Washington Working Group on the ICC.
Violeta Willemsen-Curic, Head of the Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court, also joined, making a presentation on the use of the Court’s outreach materials.