The International Humanitarian Law Dialogues (“Dialogues”) gather current and former international war crimes tribunal prosecutors, renowned academicians, and law experts to speak on current issues centered on a theme, allowing for meaningful discussions concerning contemporary international criminal law. The conferences echo the sentiments of Justice Robert H. Jackson by recognizing international law as “one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.”

The Dialogues include a keynote speaker and roundtable discussions on the conference’s theme, updates from current prosecutors, student sessions, and break- out “porch sessions” on selected topics. Since commencing in 2007, the conference has been held each year at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY and the Robert H. Jackson Center in nearby Jamestown, NY, with the exception of 2016.  In that year, the Dialogues took place in Nuremberg, Germany to participate in the city’s official recognition of the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trial for which Robert H. Jackson was the architect and U.S. Chief Prosecutor.

Each year, as the culminating conference event, a Chautauqua Declaration is created and issued by all of the international prosecutors in attendance.

The 11th International Humanitarian Law Dialogues theme is “Changing Times:  New Opportunities for International Justice and Accountability”.  The conference will take place August 27-29, 2017.  For details of the 2017 Dialogues, please visit: http://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events/EventId/297/e/the-international-humanitarian-law-dialogues-27-aug-2017

4th Annual IHLD Declaration

4th Annual IHLD Declaration signed by Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court,  Serge Brammertz of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, H. W. William Caming of the International Military Tribunal Nuremberg, Andrew Cayley of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, David M. Crane of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Ben Ferencz of the International Military Tribunal Nuremberg, Richard Goldstone of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda & the former Yugoslavia, Brenda Hollis of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Bongani Majola of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and Robert Petit of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

3rd Annual IHLD Declaration

3rd Annual IHLD Declaration signed by Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court, H. W. William Caming of the International Millitary Tribunal Nuremberg, David M. Crane of the Special for Sierra Leone, Norman Farrell of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and Joseph Kamara of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

2nd IHLD Declaration

Second IHLD Declaration signed by Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court, Serge Brammaertz of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, David M. Crane of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Ben Ferencz of the International Military Tribunal Nuremberg, Whitney Harris of the International Military Tribunal Nuremberg, Hassan B. Jallow of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Henry King of the International Military Tribunal Nuremberg, Robert Petit of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and Stephen J. Rapp of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

10th IHLD Proceedings Book