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Pitt Law Hosts Major International Conference on the Impact of the Sierra Leone Tribunal

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April 23, 2012

Between April 19-21, 2012, Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh successfully convened and hosted an unprecedented high-level expert conference, the first to assess the contributions and legacy of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone to Africa and International Criminal Justice. Seventy-five persons from four continents participated in what was widely deemed a highly successful conference.  Stephen J. Rapp, President Obama’s Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes and former Chief Prosecutor of the Sierra Leone Tribunal, gave the keynote speech. The conference, which brought together a stellar array of international criminal law scholars and practitioners, was funded by the Office of the Dean, Center for International Legal Education, Ford Institute for Human Security, University Center for International Studies (Hewlett Major Impact Grant), Africa Law Institute and the Africa and International Criminal Law Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law. The main output of the conference will be a book, edited by Professor Jalloh, for publication by Cambridge University Press. It is forthcoming at the end of 2012. See the conference web page and the program.

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