Exploring the Intersections between International and Domestic Justice Efforts

Date and time: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 08:00
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

This academic year marks the 20th anniversary of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO), founded to promote accountability for serious international crimes. In celebration, the WCRO will host a conference, the principal goal of which is to broaden the conversation about effective accountability mechanisms by bringing together practitioners, experts, and academics from two different communities: the international justice and rule of law fields. Despite a shared interest in increased accountability for serious crimes, these communities have had little opportunity to exchange, debate, or collaborate on practical strategies designed to strengthen domestic systems’ ability to investigate and prosecute serious crimes.

Presented by the War Crimes Research Office, PluriCourts of the University of Oslo, the American Red Cross, the American Bar Association, and the American Society of International Law.

Featuring discussions with international and domestic justice practitioners and experts, including:

  • Stephen Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice
  • David Tolbert, President of the International Center for Transitional Justice
  • Anton Steynberg, Senior Trial Lawyer at the International Criminal Court
  • Brenda Hollis, Prosecutor, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • Siri Frigaard, Chief Public Prosecutor of Organized/Other Serious Crimes, Norway
  • Claudia Paz y Paz, former Attorney General, Guatemala
  • Elizabeth Andersen, Director, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Full agenda is available here.

How to Attend

This event requires registration. You can register here.

The event will take place at American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC.