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Report Launch and Panel Presentation: “Does the World Need More Crimes Against Humanity Legislation?”, Oct. 9

 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Angela Olson
202-994-3087; olsona@gwu.edu
Liz Field
202-994-5609; efield@law.gwu.edu

 

EVENT:  

The International Human Rights Clinic, the International Law Society, the International and Comparative Law Program and the American Society of International Law will host a panel presentation to celebrate the launch of the new report, “Comparative Law Study and Analysis of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.”

The report will be presented by its co-authors, GW Law Professor Arturo Carrillo and former Internal Human Rights Clinic staff attorney Annalise Nelson. GW Law Professors Sean D. Murphy and Michael J. Matheson will comment on the report and discuss related topics, such as the International Law Commission’s ongoing work on an international crimes against humanity convention and a perspective on the challenges to codifying crimes against humanity in the United States.

WHEN:    

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013; 4—6 p.m.
   
WHERE:    

The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20052
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

R.S.V.P.:      

Media interested in attending should contact Angela Olson at 202-994-3087 or olsona@gwu.edu, or Liz Field at 202-994-5609, 202-510-1702 or efield@law.gwu.edu.  

SCHEDULE:    

4—6 p.m.: panel discussion
The event will be followed by a reception in the Kelly Lounge in celebration of the report launch.

Panel Discussion

  • Arturo Carrillo, professor of clinical law, the George Washington University Law School; director, International Human Rights Clinic, GW Law ; co-author, “Comparative Law Study and Analysis of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction”
  • Annalise Nelson, former staff attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, GW Law; co-author, “Comparative Law Study and Analysis of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction 
  • Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris research professor of law, GW Law 
  • Michael J. Matheson, visiting professor of law, GW Law

Moderator
Susan L. Karamanian, associate dean, International and Comparative Legal Studies and professorial lecturer in law, GW Law

BACKGROUND
GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, the Law School was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.


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