International Law Weekend – Midwest – September 2019
ILW Midwest 2019 (September) focused upon Atrocity Prevention: The Role of International Law and Justice. The conference took place at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on September 20, 2019. The conference featured two dozen of the world’s foremost experts on atrocity law and policy, and included a keynote address by Sean Murphy, the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University, President of the American Society of International Law, and a member of the U.N. International Law Commission. ABILA President Leila Sadat also spoke on the new draft Convention on Crimes Against Humanity.
ILW Midwest 2019 included panels on the Security Council veto, social media and atrocity crimes, preventing atrocities in Yemen, the new draft Convention on Crimes Against Humanity, and threats and challenges confronting the International Criminal Court. The International Association of Penal Law (American Branch) Book of the Year Award was presented to Dean Michael Scharf and Prof. Milena Sterio for The Legacy of ad hoc Tribunals in International Criminal Law (2019, Cambridge). Articles from the Conference were published in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.
ILW Midwest 2019 was organized by Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the International Association of Penal Law, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the International Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers’ Group.
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