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Contemporary Challenges to Modern International Criminal Law

April 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David M. Crane will give a lecture titled “Contemporary Challenges to Modern International Criminal Law: Kaleidoscopic Dirty Little Wars of the 21st Century.”  Crane was from 2002 to 2005 the first Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the international war crimes tribunal that was responsible for prosecuting Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, and many others for serious violations of international law.  He is an expert on accountability for perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other serious crimes of international concern.  He is also a Commissioner on the citizen-led North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture  ( which is investigating North Carolina’s role in CIA-directed torture and rendition that occurred since 2002.  David Crane co-edited a new book The Founders (Cambridge UP, 2018) which offers an insider’s account of the establishment of the world’s modern international criminal tribunals.  Professor Crane of Syracuse University has agreed to sign books following the event.

Location: Mann Hall Room 307



April 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm