9th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

Prosecutors at the First Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs (2007)

The Wrongs We Seek: Commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre and the Opening of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg 1945

The Robert H. Jackson Center announces the 9th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs scheduled for Monday August 31st- Tuesday September 1st at Chautauqua Institution. This year’s theme will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre and the 70th anniversary of the opening commencement of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremburg.

The Law Dialogs are a historic gathering of are a historic gathering of the current and former prosecutors at international war crimes tribunals and renowned academics and law experts. This unique two-day event allows participants and the public to engage in a meaningful dialogue about issues related to modern international criminal law.

Stream Monday August 31st sessions Live!

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  • 9 a.m. Welcome Address
  • 9:15 a .m. Katherine Fite Lecture presented by Patricia Sellers
  • 9:50 a.m. Impunity Watch Essay Contest Award Ceremony
  • 2:30 p.m. Round Table Discussion, moderated by Professor Leila Sadat with Professor William Schabas, Honorable Pat Wald, Honorable Mark Harmon
  • 4:15 p.m. Student Sessions with the Prosecutors sponsored by the International Bar Association

2015 Law Dialogs Program

2015 Law Dialogs Informational Schedule with Speakers

In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces slayed more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim boys and men in Srebrenica, a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the 7,000 deaths, more than 20,000 civilians were expelled from the area.  It is appropriate this year’s Law Dialog theme commemorates the 20th  anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre because it is reminiscent of the genocide committed by the Nazis.  Fittingly, this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the opening commencements in the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg(IMT).  In November 1945, under the leadership of Justice Jackson, the Allies organized the IMT, standards of evidence developed, rights of defendants defined, and prosecutorial action commenced.  This year’s themes remind us while we celebrate the great achievements of the IMT at Nuremberg we must remember massacres continually occur around the globe.




The American Bar Association; The American Red Cross; American Society of International Law; Case Western Reserve University School of Law; The Chautauqua Institution; Impunity Watch; International Peace and Security Institute; International Bar Association; intlawgrrls; NYU Center for Global Affairs; The Planethood Foundation; Public International Law and Policy Group ;The Robert H. Jackson Center; Syracuse University College of Law; Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; SUNY Buffalo Law School



Suggested Airports:

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

4200 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14225


Approximately 1 ½ hour drive from the venue

Erie International Airport

4411 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505


Approximately 1 hour drive from the venue

Accommodations and Meal reservations:

Athenaeum Hotel Reservations

#(800) 821-1881 Front Desk

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There is no charge for the conference segments but there is a charge to attend the lectures schedule at during meals. Meals may be included with accommodation packages at the hotel or meal tickets may be purchased two hours prior at the hotel front desk.

Advance registration for the conference is suggested, please register below or contact the Robert H. Jackson Center #(716)-483-6646 for more information.