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ABA to host program on international criminal law April 13 in D.C.

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ABA to host program on international criminal law April 13 in D.C.

By Irma Romero

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 — The American Bar Association is sponsoring, “International Criminal Law in a Retreating World,” a 90-minute program on Thursday, April 13, that will discuss how countries are backing off from global and regional organizations, alliances and other forms of multilateral partnerships and electing leaders with an inward national focus rather than an outward global one.  The panel will examine the reasons for this trend and consider constructive responses to it.

What:   International Criminal Law in a Retreating World
              Sponsored jointly by the ABA Center for Human Rights,
              ABA International Criminal Court Project and
              ABA Criminal Justice Section

When:  Thursday, April 13, 3-4:30 p.m.

Where: Offices of Nelson Mullins Law Firm
              101 Constitution Avenue, NW
              Washington, D.C. 

Featured speakers are: 

  • Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court (The Gambia)

  • Ambassador David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and director, Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and former U.S. Ambassador at-Large for War Crimes Issues

Moderating the program will be Michael S. Greco, chair of the ABA’s International Criminal Court Project and former ABA president (2005-06).

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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