Reflections of an International Chief Prosecutor
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights
Featuring Hon. Fatou Bensouda, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Fatou Bensouda, Ambassador of The Gambia to the UK, served as Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from June 2012 to June 2021. Ambassador Bensouda previously held the position of ICC Deputy Prosecutor from 2004 to 2012. Prior to her work at the ICC, Ambassador Bensouda worked as Trial Attorney, Senior Legal Adviser and Head of the Legal Advisory Unit at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Between 1987 and 2000, she served in successively senior positions in The Gambia, including Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she served as Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet. In March 2022, Ambassador Bensouda was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to be Chairman of the three-person International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia which is investigating atrocities in Tigray and neighboring regions.
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. The list of past Klatsky Lecturers is a veritable who's who among the most impactful human rights luminaries on the planet, including: Samantha Power (US Ambassador to the UN), Harold Koh (Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights), Navi Pillay (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Zeid Bin Ra'ad (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 Consitutional Court of South Africa), and Sean Murphy (member of the UN International Law Commission and President of the American Society of International Law).
CWRU Moot Courtroom (Room A59)