information & details
Amnesty International USA 2006 Lawyers' Conference: International Justice 60 Years After Nuremberg
February 18 (Saturday),
University of Washington School of Law
Amnesty International USA Legal Network
The AIUSA lawyers' conference is a biennial gathering of lawyers, legal professionals, law students and other human rights activists interested in issues of international justice. This year's conference will examine the Nuremberg legacy as it relates to current efforts to promote accountability for human rights abuses. It will also consider how the Nuremberg trials influence contemporary views on fair trial norms. CLE credit available.
full description & details:
In 1945, the Nuremberg Tribunal was established to prosecute the leading military and political leaders of Nazi Germany. The Tribunal is a testament to the triumph of the rule of law in the struggle against tyranny and oppression. As noted by Justice Robert Jackson in his opening statement to the Tribunal, "[t]hat four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason"
The 2006 AIUSA Lawyers' Conference is being held in conjunction with the Fitzpatrick Fund and Condon-Falknor Lecture at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. The late Joan Fitzpatrick was a leader in the human rights movement and a firm believer in the power of the rule of law. The Fitzpatrick Fund was established in her honor at the University of Washington to provide grants for work in the field of human rights.
The conference will open on Friday, February 17th at 6pm with the a kenote address to be delivered by Mr. John Shattuck, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. While serving in this position, Mr. Shattuck worked to establish the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Mr. Shattuck is currently Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
Saturday's program will begin at 9am and will feature panels entitled “The Nuremberg Precedent: Prosecuting Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity”; “Prosecuting Gender Crimes”; “The Status of Fair Trial Norms”; and “Liability of Non-State Actors for Violations of International Law”. A special lunch lecture will focus on the legacy of Nuremberg and will feature a special screening of "Nuremberg Remembered" a film by Rebecca Richman Cohen of Racing Horse Productions.
Please see the full agenda and panelist information at: www.amnestyusa.org/events/western/lawyersconference2006.html
REGISTER TODAY Registration is only $15 for registration forms postmarked before February 3, 2006 and $25 thereafter. Please download and print registration form at http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/western/pdf/lawyersconfpreregistration2006.pdf
Please contact us with any questions or concerns: email@example.com.
Website for more info:
AIUSA Legal Network
Contact Ph. Number: