Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl will speak at the upcoming The Georgia Journal and of International & Comparative Law Conference 2014: Children & International Criminal Justice. The conference will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Professor Drumbl will participate in a panel discussion with Kerry L. Neal of Justice for Children, Professor Linda A. Malone of College of William & Mary School of law, Alec Wargo II of the Office of the Special Representative to the U.N. Secretary-General for Children & armed Conflict and Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch.
The full conference schedule is available here.
The full list of participants is here.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl published a chapter in a newly released book, Pluralism in International Criminal Law.
Professor Drumbl’s chapter, titled The Curious Criminality of Mass Atrocity: Diverse Actors, Multiple Truths, and Plural Responses, discusses pluralism and international criminal law through a single case: Prosecutor v. Grégoire Ndahimana (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Trial Chamber III, 2011)
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl spoke at the Women In and At War Conference held at the University of Warwick on September 18 and 19, 2014. The conference addressed the increasing role that women play in combat, women’s role as political activists during conflict, and the issue of sexual violence in war.
Professor Drumbl chaired a roundtable discussion on Girl Child Soldiers and gave a talked titled “After War: Masculinities and Femininities in Transitional Justice”.
The full conference program is available here.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl was recently appointed Visiting International Fellow at the Monash University School of Law in Melbourne, Australia. Professor Drumbl taught a course to JD and LLM students titled ‘Victims, Law, and Mass Atrocity’. The course explored “the tensions that may inhere between various communities of victims, between victim involvement and due process, and also how narratives of victimization may enfeeble as much as they protect.”
While in Melbourne, Professor Drumbl also presented at the University of Melbourne.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl was invited by the International Courts Center at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law to spend a week in residence in Denmark this June.
He spoke on the merits of the International Criminal Court at a panel organized at the Euroscience Open Forum 2014 Convention in Copenhagen with other speakers from Canada, Australia, and Denmark. The panel addressed questions of how best to deal with perpetrators of serious human rights abuses, including questions of whether international criminal trials served any meaningful deterrent purposes. This is an issue that Drumbl confronted in his book Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law. Drumbl also participated in a research round table held at iCourts.
A few days earlier, Drumbl participated in a two-day round table organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice, a prominent non-governmental organization, at its head office in New York. The roundtable addressed issues of the agency of child soldiers with a view to improving their rehabilitation, restoration, and citizenship following demilitarization and demobilization. Questions of agency and juvenile justice animated his 2012 book Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy. This round table was deeply interdisciplinary in nature and drew from expertise in law and political science, but also public health, anthropology, psychology, and developmental studies.
Washington & Lee law professor Mark Drumbl spoke as a panelist at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of International Law. On Friday, April 11, 2014, Professor Drumbl joined other international criminal law scholars for a discussion entitled “Punishment and Sentencing in International Criminal Law”.
From the program:
International criminal law (ICL) has sought to establish effective mechanisms to hold accountable perpetrators of atrocity crimes and grave breaches of international humanitarian law. ICL sentencing, however, remains under-examined doctrinally, conceptually, and empirically. This panel will address various aspects of ICL sentencing, including an empirical assessment of the sentencing jurisprudence, the relevance and viability of the domestic experience with punishment, and the advancement of new theories and doctrinal frameworks sui generis to international criminal justice.
This is a subject Professor Drumbl explored in his book Atrocity, Punishment and International Law and continues to address in his scholarship. Read more of Professor Drumbl’s scholarship here.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl will be speaking this week at Law, Peace, and Violence: Jurisprudence and the Possibilities of Peace, a symposium held at the Seattle University School of Law. Professor Drumbl will speak on a panel “War and Peace” and discuss his work on child soldiers.
In addition to his book published in 2012, Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy, Professor Drumbl published a piece in the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (2013) titled The Effects of the Lubanga Case on Understanding and Preventing Child Soldiering on the first trial of the International Criminal Court in the case of Thomas Lubanga, who was convicted for child soldier charges.
Professor Drumbl is also a contributor on child soldiers to the Oxford University Press commentaries on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. His book Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy (Oxford University Press) challenges much of conventional wisdom when it comes to preventing child soldiering, meaningfully reintegrating child soldiers, and engaging with former child solders as vibrant contributors to post-conflict reconciliation. Drumbl suggests a number of reforms to international law and policy on this most topical issue. To date, this book has been reviewed in several venues: American Journal of International Law, Social and Legal Studies, Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Melbourne Journal of International Law, Journal of the Philosophy of International Law, European Journal of International Law, British Yearbook of International Law, Political Studies Review, Chinese Journal of International Law, Lawfare blog, and Think Africa Press. Chapter 1 has been translated into German as Die Überwindung der Opferrolle. Zum Bild des Kindersoldaten im internationalen Recht, and appearing in Zeitschrift fuer Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 249-274 (2012).
Read more of Professor Drumbl’s work here.