Prosecuting War Criminals: From Nuremberg to the Ukraine
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Co-sponsored by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
$5 General Admission, Free for Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage members & children under 5
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 the Ukraine.
- Adjunct Professor Jim Johnson, chief prosecutor of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone and director of the War Crimes Research Office at CWRU School of Law;
- Cleveland Marshall College of Law Professor Milena Sterio, executive director of the Public International Law & Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO that 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 CWRU School of Law; and
- Michael Scharf, CWRU School of Law co-dean and host of Ideastream’s “Talking Foreign Policy” radio show.
The panel will be moderated by Cathy Lesser Mansfield, senior instructor in law and creator of "The Sparks Fly Upward," an opera about the Holocaust, June 9–12 at Maltz Performing Arts Center.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122