Standing up to Aggression: From Nuremberg to Kyiv The 14th Annual International Humanitarian Law Roundtable, Chautauqua, New York

Sunday, August 28th - Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2022-08-28 17:30:00 2022-08-30 20:00:00 Standing up to Aggression: From Nuremberg to Kyiv The 14th Annual International Humanitarian Law Roundtable, Chautauqua, New York Event Description About the Roundtable Co-sponsored and organized by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at CWRU, the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Roundtable is a unique conference featuring the International Prosecutors of the world’s several International Tribunals and foremost experts in International Criminal Law. Held at the Athenaeum Hotel, the Robert Jackson Center and other venues at the Chautauqua Institution, this casual gathering is designed as a retreat for the Prosecutors, students, and VIP guests, with roundtables and workshops in an intimate setting. This year, the Roundtable is chaired by Fatou Bensouda, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Special Invitation for Case Western Reserve University School of Law Alums and Students: Cocktail Cruise The Cox International Law Center is hosting the IHL Roundtable’s annual cocktail cruise around Lake Chautauqua with the International Prosecutors on the Chautauqua Bell. This is a free event for CWRU Law alums and students, but registration is required. Please email Eric Silverman to RSVP. Ship boards at 4:30 p.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Complementary dinner afterwards is provided at the Athenaeum Hotel. Agenda Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022  Time Topic 5:30 p.m. Reception at the Robert H. Jackson Center. The Heintz Humanitarian Award Ceremony, recipient Hans Corell. Entertainment by Sukanya Burman. 8 p.m. Return to the hotel and informal reception on the porches Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 Time Topic 9 a.m. Welcome and overview. Introduction of the Prosecutors. 9:15 a.m. Keynote address and charge to the Roundtable: Amb. Beth Van Schaak. 10:15 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Ferencz Prosecutors’ update, featuring the Prosecutors of five International Tribunals, moderated by Dean Michael Scharf. Noon Roundtable convenes. Chaired by Fatou Bensouda, accepting the charge and Roundtable topics assigned to subgroups. 12:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote: The Katherine B. Fite Lecture, Brenda Hollis 1:45 p.m. Subgroups convene. Topics include: Is the current law sufficient to deal with aggression? The role of outside combatants (mercenaries). Valid? Lawful? Should they be used? Citizens as fighters. The levee en mass. Status under the laws of armed conflict? The Future? Impact on atrocity accountability? Is there a future? How so? 5:15 p.m. Breakout sessions conclude 5:30 p.m. Formal Reception and Dinner in honor of the Nuremberg Principles. Clara Barton Lecture. 8 p.m. Gather on the Porches Entertainment provided by Razing the Bar, the CWRU Law School Faculty-Student rock band Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 Time Topic 9 a.m. International Criminal Law Year in Review. Valerie Oosterveld. 10:00 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Roundtable reconvenes Subgroup co-chairs report, compilation of reports and draft of the Roundtable Principles. 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Inaugural Magnetsky Lecture: Anna Ogrenchuk, President of Ukraine Bar Association. 2:30 p.m. The Issuance of the Chautaugua Principles Document and Conclusion of the Roundtable.   4:30 p.m. Lake Cruise, Chautauqua Belle 6:30 p.m. Closing Dinner, informal. 8 p.m. Gather on the Porches Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 (back at CWRU) Time Topic Noon Join us at the CWRU School of Law Moot Courtroom for the Klatsky Endowed Lecture in Human Rights, featuring Amb. Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Sponsors Thank you to our sponsors: American Bar Association; American Red Cross; American Society of International Law; Athenaeum Hotel; Case Western University School of Law and the Frederick K. Cox Center; Chautauqua Institution; The Global Accountable Network; IntLawGrrls; New York University Center for Global Affairs; Public International Law and Policy Group; Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights; Robert H. Jackson Center and Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. In Association with the Ferencz International Justice Initiative at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Information on Roundtable Attendance Public attendance at the Roundtable is limited and maybe be available on a space available basis. Please contact Molly White, mollywhite.sucol@gmail.com, for further information. Travel to Chautauqua The Athenaeum Hotel (3 S Lake Dr., Chautauqua, NY 14722) is located on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York. Directions can be found on the Chautauqua Institution’s website. COVID-19 Policy In accordance with the policies of many of our hosting and sponsoring institutions, attendance to the IHL Roundtable requires that you be fully vaccinated. It is further expected that if you have been knowingly exposed to someone with COVID-19 that you will proper precautions, including self-isolation, to avoid the risk of exposing others Requirements for masks/face coverings will be in accordance with local laws, ordinances and hotel policy: Even if local policies do not require masks when the Roundtable takes place, attendees are welcome, and even encouraged to wear a mask, if that is your personal preference Questions? Molly White, 269.365.1931, mollyewhite.sucol@gmail.com School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

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Event Description

About the Roundtable

Co-sponsored and organized by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at CWRU, the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Roundtable is a unique conference featuring the International Prosecutors of the world’s several International Tribunals and foremost experts in International Criminal Law. Held at the Athenaeum Hotel, the Robert Jackson Center and other venues at the Chautauqua Institution, this casual gathering is designed as a retreat for the Prosecutors, students, and VIP guests, with roundtables and workshops in an intimate setting. This year, the Roundtable is chaired by Fatou Bensouda, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Special Invitation for Case Western Reserve University School of Law Alums and Students: Cocktail Cruise

The Cox International Law Center is hosting the IHL Roundtable’s annual cocktail cruise around Lake Chautauqua with the International Prosecutors on the Chautauqua Bell. This is a free event for CWRU Law alums and students, but registration is required. Please email Eric Silverman to RSVP.

Ship boards at 4:30 p.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Complementary dinner afterwards is provided at the Athenaeum Hotel.

Agenda

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022 

Time Topic
5:30 p.m. Reception at the Robert H. Jackson Center.

The Heintz Humanitarian Award Ceremony, recipient Hans Corell.
Entertainment by Sukanya Burman.

8 p.m. Return to the hotel and informal reception on the porches

Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

Time Topic
9 a.m. Welcome and overview. Introduction of the Prosecutors.
9:15 a.m. Keynote address and charge to the Roundtable: Amb. Beth Van Schaak.
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Ferencz Prosecutors’ update, featuring the Prosecutors of five International Tribunals, moderated by Dean Michael Scharf.
Noon Roundtable convenes. Chaired by Fatou Bensouda, accepting the charge and Roundtable topics assigned to subgroups.
12:30 p.m.

Lunch Keynote: The Katherine B. Fite Lecture, Brenda Hollis

1:45 p.m. Subgroups convene. Topics include:
  1. Is the current law sufficient to deal with aggression?
  2. The role of outside combatants (mercenaries). Valid? Lawful? Should they be used?
  3. Citizens as fighters. The levee en mass. Status under the laws of armed conflict?
  4. The Future? Impact on atrocity accountability? Is there a future? How so?
5:15 p.m. Breakout sessions conclude
5:30 p.m.

Formal Reception and Dinner in honor of the Nuremberg Principles.

Clara Barton Lecture.

8 p.m.

Gather on the Porches

Entertainment provided by Razing the Bar, the CWRU Law School Faculty-Student rock band

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022

Time Topic

9 a.m.

International Criminal Law Year in Review. Valerie Oosterveld.

10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

Roundtable reconvenes

Subgroup co-chairs report, compilation of reports and draft of the Roundtable Principles.

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Inaugural Magnetsky Lecture: Anna Ogrenchuk, President of Ukraine Bar Association.

2:30 p.m.

The Issuance of the Chautaugua Principles Document and Conclusion of the Roundtable.  

4:30 p.m. Lake Cruise, Chautauqua Belle
6:30 p.m. Closing Dinner, informal.
8 p.m. Gather on the Porches

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 (back at CWRU)

Time Topic
Noon Join us at the CWRU School of Law Moot Courtroom for the Klatsky Endowed Lecture in Human Rights, featuring Amb. Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors: American Bar Association; American Red Cross; American Society of International Law; Athenaeum Hotel; Case Western University School of Law and the Frederick K. Cox Center; Chautauqua Institution; The Global Accountable Network; IntLawGrrls; New York University Center for Global Affairs; Public International Law and Policy Group; Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights; Robert H. Jackson Center and Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. In Association with the Ferencz International Justice Initiative at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Information on Roundtable Attendance

Public attendance at the Roundtable is limited and maybe be available on a space available basis. Please contact Molly White, mollywhite.sucol@gmail.com, for further information.

Travel to Chautauqua

The Athenaeum Hotel (3 S Lake Dr., Chautauqua, NY 14722) is located on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York.

Directions can be found on the Chautauqua Institution’s website.

COVID-19 Policy

In accordance with the policies of many of our hosting and sponsoring institutions, attendance to the IHL Roundtable requires that you be fully vaccinated.

  • It is further expected that if you have been knowingly exposed to someone with COVID-19 that you will proper precautions, including self-isolation, to avoid the risk of exposing others

Requirements for masks/face coverings will be in accordance with local laws, ordinances and hotel policy:

  • Even if local policies do not require masks when the Roundtable takes place, attendees are welcome, and even encouraged to wear a mask, if that is your personal preference

Questions?

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