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A Mission to the International Courts at The Hague

By Keith Roberts

The American Bar Association led a 70-person delegation to The Hague in April 2017 as part of a continuing legal education series in international justice systems. Participants heard from judges, attorneys, and senior administrators for international courts housed at The Hague and other specialized courts around the globe addressing legal issues on an international level. The program engaged participants in thoughtful discussions of the missions and operations of international courts. Topics ranged widely, including the development of international criminal law, how to reconcile differences between the legal systems involved, and thorny matters like translation, detention and punishment, security, and the treatment of witnesses to atrocities.

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