The 2024 Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights

Wednesday, August 28th, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2024-08-28 16:30:00 2024-08-28 17:30:00 The 2024 Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights Event Description In recent years, international criminal law has become one of the most important enforcement mechanisms for international human rights. And no matter the conflict, Andrew Caley has been at the forefront of the effort to ensure accountability, having held a variety of positions at five different international tribunals over the past thirty years. He has successfully prosecuted some of history’s worst tyrants and is currently in charge of the International Criminal Court’s Ukraine Prosecution, in which the President of Russia and five other senior Russian military and civilian leaders have so far been charged with international crimes related to kidnapping children, attacks against energy infrastructure, and indiscriminate bombing of civilians. Caley is a British Barrister who holds an LL.B and an LL.M from University College London. He is also a professional officer graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Topping off an impressive career in the field of international criminal justice, in December 2009, the UN Secretary-General appointed Caley to be the Chief International Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.  After serving as the International Chief Prosecutor of the ECCC in Phnom Penh for four years, Caley returned to the UK as the Director of Service Prosecutions, the United Kingdom’s most senior military prosecutor (like the JAG in the US). Then, in April 2021, Caley was appointed by the UK Attorney General to be the Chief Inspector of Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.   In March 2024, Caley returned to the Hague to take up the position of Principal Trial Lawyer at the International Criminal Court. He had previously led the ICC’s first prosecution of perpetrators in the Darfur conflict and was seen as just the right person for this incredibly challenging job. About the Klatsky Lecture The Klatsky Endowed Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights was created in 2001 by Bruce J. Klatsky, chair and CEO of Phillips Van Heusen Corp., and a member of the board of directors of Human Rights Watch. The Klatsky endowment also provides annual fellowships for two CWRU law students at Human Rights Watch. As the 2024 Klatsky Lecturer, Andrew Kaley joins a veritable "who's who" among the most impactful human rights luminaries on the planet who have delivered the Klatsky Lecture at Case Western Reserve University School of Lawa, including: Samantha Power (US Ambassador to the UN), Harold Koh (Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights), Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Navi Pillay (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Sir Christopher Greenwood (Judge of the International Court of Justice), Ken Roth (Executive Director of Human Rights Watch), Nicholas Koumjian (head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar), Catherine March-Uhel (head of the UN International Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria), Michael Reisman (President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), Albie Sachs (anti-Apartheid activist and later Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa), Sean Murphy (member of the UN International Law Commission and President of the American Society of International Law), Paul Williams (President of the Public International Law and Policy Group), Fatou Bensouda (Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), and most recently Professor Leila Sada (author of the International Crimes Against Humanity Treaty). Case Western Reserve University School of Law George Gund Hall Room A59, Moot Courtroom 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

Followed by a reception in the student lounge, Ben's Place

1.0 hour of CLE credit, pending approval

Event Description

In recent years, international criminal law has become one of the most important enforcement mechanisms for international human rights. And no matter the conflict, Andrew Caley has been at the forefront of the effort to ensure accountability, having held a variety of positions at five different international tribunals over the past thirty years. He has successfully prosecuted some of history’s worst tyrants and is currently in charge of the International Criminal Court’s Ukraine Prosecution, in which the President of Russia and five other senior Russian military and civilian leaders have so far been charged with international crimes related to kidnapping children, attacks against energy infrastructure, and indiscriminate bombing of civilians.

Andrew Caley in judges robes

Caley is a British Barrister who holds an LL.B and an LL.M from University College London. He is also a professional officer graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Topping off an impressive career in the field of international criminal justice, in December 2009, the UN Secretary-General appointed Caley to be the Chief International Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. 

After serving as the International Chief Prosecutor of the ECCC in Phnom Penh for four years, Caley returned to the UK as the Director of Service Prosecutions, the United Kingdom’s most senior military prosecutor (like the JAG in the US). Then, in April 2021, Caley was appointed by the UK Attorney General to be the Chief Inspector of Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.  

In March 2024, Caley returned to the Hague to take up the position of Principal Trial Lawyer at the International Criminal Court. He had previously led the ICC’s first prosecution of perpetrators in the Darfur conflict and was seen as just the right person for this incredibly challenging job.

About the Klatsky Lecture

The Klatsky Endowed Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights was created in 2001 by Bruce J. Klatsky, chair and CEO of Phillips Van Heusen Corp., and a member of the board of directors of Human Rights Watch. The Klatsky endowment also provides annual fellowships for two CWRU law students at Human Rights Watch. As the 2024 Klatsky Lecturer, Andrew Kaley joins a veritable "who's who" among the most impactful human rights luminaries on the planet who have delivered the Klatsky Lecture at Case Western Reserve University School of Lawa, including: Samantha Power (US Ambassador to the UN), Harold Koh (Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights), Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Navi Pillay (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Sir Christopher Greenwood (Judge of the International Court of Justice), Ken Roth (Executive Director of Human Rights Watch), Nicholas Koumjian (head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar), Catherine March-Uhel (head of the UN International Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria), Michael Reisman (President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), Albie Sachs (anti-Apartheid activist and later Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa), Sean Murphy (member of the UN International Law Commission and President of the American Society of International Law), Paul Williams (President of the Public International Law and Policy Group), Fatou Bensouda (Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), and most recently Professor Leila Sada (author of the International Crimes Against Humanity Treaty).

Event Location

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
George Gund Hall
Room A59, Moot Courtroom
11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

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