Global Legal Studies Center Presents “After the Violence: Crimes, Prosecutions, and What Then?” – Workshop November 14

The Global Legal Studies Center of the UW Law School will hold a workshop on the theme “After the Violence: Crimes, Prosecutions, and What Then?” on Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the UW Law School. The workshop will be held in Lubar Commons of the Law School and is hosted by Professors Frank Tuerkheimer and Heinz Klug of the Law School.

The workshop features four panels drawing speakers specializing in the areas of international law, genocide, crimes against humanity, and torture from both UW-Madison and outside.  The panels are: (a) International Trials for Genocide and Crimes against Humanity; (b) Genocide and Crimes against Humanity in Domestic Courts; (c) Torture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; and (d) the final panel discusses what happens afterward.  The out-of-town speakers are: Wolfgang Form from University of Marburg, Germany; Michael Bryant from Bryant University, Rhode Island; and Lisa Laplante from Marquette University Law School.  UW-Madison speakers include Frank Tuerkheimer (Law) , Heinz Klug (Law) , Francine Hirsch (History) , Al McCoy (History) , and Alex Huneeus (Law and Legal Studies).

This event is sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, Center for German and European Studies, and the UW Law School.  The workshop is free and open to the public.