Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl is making two presentations in late October dealing with international criminal justice.
On Oct. 25th, he presented on child soldiers at a conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). His panel was titled “Accounting for Children Affected by Armed Conflicts.” The panel brought together distinguished experts for a moderated dialogue that assessed both current and alternative approaches to securing the rights and well-being of children affected by armed conflict.
The ABILA conference brings together hundreds of practitioners, law professors, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and students. The theme of the conference was “Internationalization of Law and Legal Practice”. The event included more than 40 expert panels that examined how and why knowledge of international law is an increasingly relevant and important professional tool for virtually every lawyer.
Next, Prof. Drumbl travels to Johannesburg, South Africa for an international conference titled, “The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.”
The Tribunal (ICTR) has significantly contributed to the development of international criminal law and international humanitarian law since its establishment in 1994. The Conference will critically probe the role of the Tribunal, its successes, failures and challenges in order to evaluate the legacy and legitimacy of the Tribunal.
Prof. Drumbl is participating in a panel on the ICTR and Domestic Courts. His presentation is titled “The ICTR’s jurisprudential Legacies in domestic civil litigation: A case-study of US Alien Tort Statute judgments.”
For more details, see the conference program.