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9th annual Law Dialogs: Signing of the Chautauqua Declaration

International Prosecutors, Ambassadors, diplomats, and legal scholars from around the globe came together in the name of humanity on August 31st and September 1st at Chautauqua Institution, a renowned arts and cultural community located in upstate New York, near Jamestown. The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, hosted by the Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, is a historic gathering of renowned international Prosecutors from The International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, Special Tribunal for Lebanon and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, together with leading professionals in the field of International Humanitarian Law.

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Destroyers For Bases Agreement, September 2, 1940

September 2, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Destroyers for Bases Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the United States gave the British 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases to territory in Newfoundland and the Caribbean. The territories would be used as United States air and naval bases. Substantial legal obstacles complicated the deal. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and his colleagues spent much of the summer of 1940 trying to resolve some of these issues. Jackson's Acquisition of Naval and Air Bases in Exchange for Over-Age Destroyers was presented on August 27, 1940.

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London Agreement & Charter, August 8, 1945

The London Agreement, signed August 8, 1945, established an International Military Tribunal for the trial of Nazi war criminals. The Charter of the IMT (Nuremberg Charter) was annexed to the London Agreement, and explained the constitution, jurisdiction and functions of the Nuremberg Trial.

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International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs are a historic gathering of the current and former international war crimes tribunal prosecutors at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua NY. Annually, renowned academics and law experts are invited to speak on a current issues centered on a theme.

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9th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs Schedule

The Robert H. Jackson Center announces the schedule and speakers for the  9th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs 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.

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9th annual Law Dialogs: The Wrongs We Seek, The Prosecutors

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. Prosecutors this year include:

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Bibliography of Writings about Robert H. Jackson

A bibliography of writing about Robert H. Jackson.

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Chief Justice Visits Jamestown

Summer intern Ryan Schutte reflects on Chief Justice John G. Robert's speech during his May 17th, 2013 visit to the Jackson Center.

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Defenders of Freedom

Defenders of Freedom is an oral history project collecting personal experiences of World War II and Korean War veterans.

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Who is your Mary Willard?

Teachers change lives. Mary R. Willard was Robert Jackson's high school English teacher, an important mentor and friend, and an inspirational force in his life.

The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.

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Fall Continuing Legal Education Seminar

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Girl Rising

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Seeking Truth in the Balkans – Movie Screening

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Senate Sub-Judiciary Committee Hearing on Jackson’s Appointment to Solicitor General, February 1938

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Robert H. Jackson, Assistant Attorney General, January 8, 1938

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Robert H. Jackson and Wendell L. Willkie before the America’s Town Meeting of the Air Debate, January 1938

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Jackson Speaks to Sara Delano Roosevelt at Jackson Day Dinner, 1938

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Jackson Speaks at New York Press Association Dinner, 1938