Thursday, February 19, 2015

March 31: Cleveland + Webcast - From Transitional Justice to the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Field

Elizabeth Andersen
Description:
Recent years have seen a proliferation of transitional justice mechanisms--from truth and reconciliation commissions to national prosecutions, ad hoc international tribunals, and now a permanent international criminal court—all aimed at realizing the promise of smooth and lasting transition to peaceful, democratic governance in countries emerging from conflict and gross violations of human rights. But ensuring that transitional justice truly moves societies to a lasting rule of law poses abundant practical, political, legal, and cultural challenges. Drawing on the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s experience from settings as diverse as the Balkans, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Burundi, the Philippines, and Cambodia, Andersen will provide a frank assessment of accountability efforts and outline lessons for bridging the gap between transitional justice and sustainable rule of law.
Title:
From Transitional Justice to the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Field
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Cox Center Humanitarian Award Lecture
When/Where:
March 31, 2015
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Elizabeth Andersen is the Associate Executive Director of the American Bar Association (ABA)
Director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative.
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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