2013 EILR Symposium

Moving Forward:
The Future of the ICC in Light of Recent Developments

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, EILR will host its Fourth Annual Symposium focusing on recent developments, and the future direction of the International Criminal Court. The Symposium will feature panels about impunity, positive complementarity, restorative and retributive justice, and the United States' stance on the ICC. We are also pleased to announce that U.S. Ambassador Stephen Rapp will deliver the keynote address at this event.

This symposium is free and open to the public. Georgia Bar Members may obtain 3.5 general CLE credits for a $40 fee. Parking is available in the Fishburne visitors lot; reimbursement for parking is available to those who register for CLE credits online. For more information on parking, click here.

A buffet lunch will be served.

Online registration is now closed. Registration with cash or check payment is also available on the day of the symposium.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Emory University School of Law
Tull Auditorium


8:30 Check-in, CLE registration

9:00 Opening Remarks
Bethanie Barnes, EILR Executive Symposium Editor
Vice Dean Robert Ahdieh, Emory University School of Law

9:30 Special Presentation
Julian Nicholls 92L, U.N. Trial Attorney

10:00 Panel #1: Retributive Justice vs. Restorative Justice: Pursuing Justice and Peace Concurrently
Kevin Cieply, John Marshall School of Law
Itonde Kakoma, The Carter Center
Dr. Zachary Kaufman, Yale Law School
Moderator: Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law

10:45 Morning Break

11:00 Panel #2: Challenging Impunity: A Discussion of the Thomas Lubanga Trial
Diane Marie Amann, University of Georgia School of Law
Charles C. Jalloh, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Noah Weisbord, Florida International University College of Law
Moderator: Johan van der Vyver, Emory University School of Law

11:45 Introduction of the David J. Bederman Lecture and Keynote Address
Dean Robert Schapiro, Emory University School of Law

11:50 The David J. Bederman Lecture and Keynote Address
Ambassador Stephen Rapp

12:50 Lunch
Hunter Atrium

2:00 The International Criminal Court: A Policy Prognosis for U.S. Cooperation
Michael Newton, Vanderbilt University School of Law

2:45 Panel #3: Constructive Complementarity: A Domestic Solution to International Crimes
Nirej Sekhon, Georgia State University College of Law
C.K. Hoffler, Edmond & Lindsay Attorneys at Law
John Washburn, American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Moderator: Johan van der Vyver, Emory University School of Law

3:30 Closing Remarks
Kedar Bhatia, EILR Editor-in-Chief