The International Criminal Court and Politics of Justice in Africa

Does being threatened with a war crimes trial actually prevent mass killings?

Can the International Criminal Court keep itself from being manipulated by players on the ground?

Come hear Alana Tiemessen, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, discuss her research on how the International Criminal Court affects ongoing conflicts in Africa. Dr. Tiemessen is an expert in the fields of transitional justice, conflict resolution and human rights.

Monday, February 24, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Heller G-1
Lunch will be served!

Rule of Law and Development in Africa

This event was postponed: more as soon as we know when it will happen.

How can fighting corruption contribute to economic growth in Africa?  What legal problems do firms run into when investing in Africa’s booming economies, and what can be changed?Emily Strauss

Emily Strauss, Special Counsel, Lawyers Without Borders, will address these and other questions of development.

Emily Strauss is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and studied both English literature and economics at the College of William and Mary. She then joined the Peace Corps, and served as an education volunteer in northern Cameroon for two years. She subsequently worked in a law firm, and then left to teach for a year in Changsha, China. She received her J.D. and M.A. in International Relations from Boston University, and accepted a position with Ropes & Gray. She is currently doing a yearlong fellowship with Lawyers Without Borders before beginning work at the firm.

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