"Universal Jurisdiction as a Tool for Law-Fare" by Irit Kohn, President, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:25pm
Location: 
Room V

The concept of Universal Jurisdiction as evidenced during the mid-20th Century Nuremberg Trials (in which an International Military Tribunal prosecuted Nazi crimes against humanity), gained many advocates during the 1990's, starting with the Pinochet case.  In this lecture, attorney Irit Kohn, previously director of the International Affairs Department in Israel’s Ministry of Justice will explain the development of the concepts of Law-fare and Universal Jurisdiction. She will discuss UN tribunals, the creation of the International Criminal C