MEDIA ADVISORY — Photo and interview opportunity

International justice leaders gather at law school to begin work on a treaty requiring punishment of crimes against humanity; event celebrates link to 1904 meeting in St. Louis

WHAT: International law experts will meet at 1904 site to celebrate St. Louis’ continuing role in shaping international law. This event is part of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative meeting at WUSTL April 13-15.

WHO: International justice leaders such as:

Clint Williamson, U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues

Richard Goldstone, former justice of the South African constitutional court and former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the former Yugoslavia

Christine Van Den Wyngaert, judge for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and recently elected as a judge to the International Criminal Court.

Leila Sadat, director of the Whitney Harris World Law Institute at WUSTL law school

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WHEN: Photo opportunity- Tuesday, April 14 from 6-7 p.m. Interviews with select participants may also be scheduled at alternate times by request.

WHERE: Photo opportunity- WUSTL’s Holmes Lounge in Ridgley Hall, site of the 1904 meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

WHY: At the 1904 World’s Fair, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), an international organization of national parliaments, met to issue its appeal for world peace and to adopt a resolution which ultimately led to the 1907 Hague Convention Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, one of the most important humanitarian law treaties of the past century.

Building on this legacy, a distinguished group of international law experts from around the world will gather at WUSTL to begin work on a Specialized Convention on Crimes Against Humanity.

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