On Friday, February 6, 2009, Yale Law School will host an all-day conference titled "The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: The Case of Darfur." Policymakers, scholars, and civil society leaders will consider the role that international criminal prosecution should play in the strategy to end the violence in Darfur and in other massive conflicts. Dean Harold Hongju Koh will moderate discussions among attendees including the U.S. and U.K. Special Envoys to Darfur, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and the former head of UN Peacekeeping Operations. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, will deliver the keynote address.
9:30 am: Keynote Address: Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
10:30 am-3:45 pm "What Would Peace Look Like in Darfur?, "The Role of Justice," and "Negotiating in Law's Shadow: Progress?"
1:15 pm-3:00 pm "The Role of Justice"
Moderator for the two roundtable discussions: Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: The Case of Darfur
Suliman Baldo, Africa Director, International Center for Transitional Justice
John B. Bellinger III, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
Daniel Bethlehem, Legal Adviser, Foreign Office of the United Kingdom
Richard Dicker, Human Rights Watch, Director, Int'l Justice Program
Jonathan Fanton, President, MacArthur Foundation
Jerry Fowler, President, Save Darfur Coalition
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations
H.E. Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the U.S.
Elisa Massimino, CEO and Executive Director, Human Rights First
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Patricia O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs
Michael O'Neill, U.K. Special Representative for Sudan
John Prendergast, Co-Chair, Enough Project
Kathryn Sikkink, Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
David Tolbert, Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute for Peace and former Deputy Prosecutor, Int'l Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, former President of the Assembly of States-Parties of the International Criminal Court
Christian Wenaweser, President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations
Richard Williamson, U.S. Special Envoy to the Sudan
Please enter the organization/office sponsoring the event::Sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.