International meeting

Leila Nadya Sadat, J.D. (right), the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law and director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, introduces Guénaël Mettraux, former associate legal officer and former defense counsel for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, during the meeting to begin work on a specialized convention on Crimes Against Humanity April 13-15 at the School of Law. The conference, which featured international law experts from around the world, explored the issues of peace and justice, universal jurisdiction, the phenomenon of ethnic cleansing, interstate enforcement of treaty obligations and the relationship of a new treaty to the International Criminal Court. The second meeting of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative will take place at The Hague June 11 and 12. The project will culminate with a global conference, at which the final draft of the multilateral treaty will be discussed and the problem of prevention, as well as punishment, will be taken up. Sadat is chair of the steering committee.