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“A New World (Dis)order”: The Prosecutors

Each year the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs invite current and former international prosecutors to discuss current issues in international criminal law.

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“A New World (Dis)order”: Speakers and Panelists

The Law Dialogs allow renowned academics and law experts to engage in a meaningful dialogue about issues related to modern international criminal law.

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Akhil Reed Amar to Give Tenth Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court

Professor Amar is the co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking. He is also the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction, America’s Constitution: A Biography, and most recently, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

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Clara Barton

Each year the Law Dialogs host a lecturer who epitomizes the strength, determination, and dedication to healthcare Clara Barton embodied during her lengthy career.

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Defenders of Freedom Project Receives Donation from the Jamestown Elks Lodge #263

Elks Lodge #263 of Jamestown, NY has presented the Robert H. Jackson Center with a generous financial contribution for its recently launched “Defenders of Freedom” project. “Defenders of Freedom” is an oral history initiative that seeks to capture on video and share the first hand experiences of WWII veterans in the Western NY and Northwestern PA areas. Hosted and filmed at the Center in Jamestown NY, the project is a collaborative effort between the Jackson Center, the United Veterans Council, Chautauqua County Office of Veterans Services and local WWII authors and historians, Rolly Kidder and Phil Zimmer.

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WINNERS OF STATEWIDE ESSAY CONTEST RECOGNIZED AT JACKSON CENTER

Students in grades five through twelve were invited to participate in a statewide essay contest based on Ms. Robinson’s book Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Values to Live By. Entrants were asked to write an essay explaining how Jackie Robinson and one of the other individuals featured in the book exemplified one of those nine values.

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Introduction to 7th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

Highlights of the Dialogs include updates from the current prosecutors, a panel discussion on the Legal/Policy Issues Stemming from the Arab Spring, “Porch-Sessions with the Prosecutors” featuring a variety of focused topics relating to the Arab Spring, and the issuance of the seventh Chautauqua Declaration by all the Prosecutors in attendance. In addition, there will be a special film presentation of “Dictator in the Dock” at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 25 at the Chautauqua Cinema. Tickets are available for purchase directly from the theater.

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Introduction to the 5th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

The prosecutors will be joined by leading professionals in the international humanitarian law field. The 2011 installation of the Dialogs, being held August 28-30 at the Chautauqua Institution, will focus on the theme, Widespread & Systematic!: Crimes Against Humanity in the Shadow of Modern International Criminal Law. The sessions are free and open to the public (with the exception of meals). For more information, call the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646.Some of the highlights of the Dialogs will include updates from the current prosecutors, a panel on crimes against humanityinitiative, a year-in-review of the international criminal courts, special small break-out sessions on a variety of focused topics, and the issuance of a fifth Chautauqua Declaration by all the prosecutors in attendance. In addition, there will be a special film presentation of ―"The Response ":http://www.theresponsemovie.com/at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 28 at the Chautauqua Cinema (tickets are available for purchase directly at the theater). The film, a courtroom drama, is based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals and will be attended by writer/producer/actor Sig Libowitz and actor Peter Riegert.Justice Robert H. Jackson was United States chief prosecutor of the principal Nazi war criminals at the International MilitaryTribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, during 1945-46. The Dialogs honor the legacy of Nuremberg as the first successful international effort to hold individuals criminally responsible for planning and waging aggressive war, committing war crimes and committing crimes against humanity. It founded the era of international criminal law and set standards that guide international prosecutors today. This event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:American Society of International Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Chautauqua County Occupancy Tax, Chautauqua Institution, the Enough! Project, Gebbie Foundation, IntLawGrrls, Jefferson Educational Society, Johnson Foundation, Planethood Foundation, Robert H. Jackson Center, Syracuse University College of Law, TitanX Engine Cooling, Washington University School of Law’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute.

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5th Annual Law Dialogs Conclude with the Chautauqua Declaration

Each year, the Dialogs conclude with the issuance of a “Chautauqua Declaration,” a statement developed by the prosecutors during the two-day symposium that calls on all nations to pursue justice as a matter of law. It reaffirms the first Chautauqua Declaration, issued in 2007, which stated, "The challenge for States and for the international community is to fulfill the promise of the law they created; to enforce judicial decisions; [and] to ensure the arrest and surrender of sought individuals...." The Dialogs are held annually to honor these ideals, and to help advance the field of international humanitarian law. The 2011 Declaration signing will be moderated by Diane Marie Amann, professor at University of Georgia School of Law and a founding contributor to “IntLawGrrls” blog, a co-sponsor of the Law Dialogs.

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“Wide Spread and Systematic”: Speakers and Panelists

The Law Dialogs allow renowned academics and law experts to engage in a meaningful dialogue about issues related to modern international criminal law.

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