The School of Law will host the conference “Children and International Criminal Justice” Oct. 28 in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom.
Starting at 9:15 a.m., there will be a public plenary session that will include a panel discussion followed by the keynote address at 11:30 a.m. by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The afternoon program will consist of closed workshop sessions. Attendees will include academicians and legal professionals from international organizations such as UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative to the U.N. Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in addition to nongovernmental organizations including Human Rights Watch, the International Center for Transitional Justice, the International Committee of the Red Cross, No Peace Without Justice, Save the Children and the Carter Center. The discussions will assist the special adviser to advise the Office of the Prosecutor, in the process of its development of a policy paper on children.
Conference cosponsors, in addition to the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, the law school’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy and the Georgia Law Project on Armed Conflict and Children, are the UGA African Studies Institute, the Planethood Foundation and the American Society of International Law-Southeast.