International Law Weekend – Midwest – September 2021
ILW Midwest 2021 focused on The Academy and International Law: A Catalyst for Change and Innovation. The conference was hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Law on September 24-25, 2021.
Perhaps more than in any other legal field, academic institutions and organizations run by academics have had a profound influence on the development of International Law. In this two-day conference, two-dozen expert panelists from international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions explored how academia has influenced war crimes prosecutions, peace negotiations, and the pursuit of human rights since the Second World War.
The conference included a Panel Discussion featuring Judge Silva Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court, and a Keynote Speech featuring Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association, as well as panels on “The Academy and Grotian Moments,” “75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Judgment: The Academy and War Crimes Prosecutions, The Academy and the War on Terrorism: A 20 Year Retrospective,” and “The Academy and the Pursuit of Peace and Human Rights.”
More information, including an agenda, is available online here.