Prosecuting War Criminals: From Nuremberg to Ukraine
Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 PM
$5 General Admission, Free for members.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity committed since WWII. The International Criminal Court has launched an investigation. In this program, a panel of international war crimes experts will discuss how the lessons of Nuremberg and other war crimes trials will guide the effort to establish accountability for the international crimes committed in Ukraine.
Panelists include Professor Jim Johnson, the Chief Prosecutor of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone and Director of the War Crimes Research Office at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Cleveland Marshall College of Law Professor Milena Sterio, who is Executive Director of the Public International Law & Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO which provides legal counsel in peace negotiations and war crimes prosecutions; Associate Dean Avidan Cover, Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; and Michael Scharf, Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and host of Ideastream’s “Talking Foreign Policy” radio show. The program will be moderated by Cathy Lesser Mansfield, composer and librettist of The Sparks Fly Upward and Senior Instructor in Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
This public program is presented in partnership with Case Western Reserve University.