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The ICC and US National Security

CISS Conference
American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
September 14, 2000

Program:

9:30 Welcome

Carl Kaysen - Co-Chair, CISS, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Claudio Grossman - Dean, Washington College of Law

9:45 Panel I

The ICC, International Law, and Violent Conflict: When Do Rules Matter?
Carl Kaysen - Chair

Relationship of ICC to Use of Force
Leila Nadya Sadat - Washington University School of Law (St. Louis)

ICC and the Future of the International Legal System
Anne-Marie Slaughter - Harvard Law School

The Case for Creating an International Judicial Deterrent
Kenneth Roth - Human Rights Watch

Setting a Precedent? Evaluating the Political Effectiveness of the Yugoslav Tribunal
Paul Williams - American University, Washington College of Law

11:15 Panel II

Does Strengthening the International Rule of Law Help or Hinder the United States in its Pursuit of National Security?
Chair: Sarah Sewall - Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard Univ.

Key Elements of the Court and U.S. Concerns
Bart Brown - Chicago Kent Law School

Improving the Definitions of War Crimes: Long-Run Ramifications for US National Security
Lt. Colonel Bill Lietzau - U.S. Marine Corps

The ICC and the Deployment of US Armed Forces
TBA

Why the ICC is a Threat to US Interest
Edwin Williamson - Sullivan and Cromwell

Implications of Remaining Outside the ICC Regime
Michael Scharf - New England School of Law

1:00 Lunch

The Evolution of Administration Policy Toward the ICC
David Scheffer - US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues

2:30 Panel III

How Would the ICC Affect the Conduct of American Justice?
Chair: Madeline Morris - Duke University Law School

The ICC and the Constitution
Lee Casey - Baker and Hostetler

The ICC and the Constitution
Ruth Wedgwood - Yale University Law School

The ICC and Military Justice
Robinson Everett - Duke University Law School

4:00 Summing Up

Carl Kaysen
Sarah Sewall

Special thanks to American University for hosting this event.

Committee for International Security Studies (CISS)

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