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January 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Glidden Professor Crane Teaching Feb. Course on International Justice

David Crane, portrait

David Crane

Glidden Visiting Professor David Crane is teaching a one-credit seminar on “Accountability for Atrocity in the 21st Century, INST 4900/5900” in Spring 2019.

This course is offered Feb. 19-28 on the following dates: Tuesday 2/19, Wednesday 2/20, Thursday 2/21, then Monday 2/25, Tuesday 2/26, Wednesday 2/27, Thursday 2/28. There is still time to sign up for this course.

“International justice” emerges from, and is shaped by, several areas of international law, policy, and practice – international human rights law, humanitarian law and international criminal law – and has various dimensions. It may pursue the accountability of a range of state, non-state and individual actors and the reparation, in a broad sense, of victims, survivors and others.

This course explores the multiple overlapping dimensions and current issues related to international justice: the underlying normative frameworks, the processes and methods through which justice is pursued, strategic questions regarding the impact of such processes, and the legal, political and practical challenges arising.

Crane is a Glidden Visiting Professor at Ohio University during 2018-19. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts in African Studies and a Bachelor of General Studies in History, summa cum

Crane is one of the most recognized international criminal lawyers in the world. The Ohio University alumnus earned a bachelor’s degree in History in 1972 and a master’s in African Studies in 1973. He was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree at the OHIO  Graduate Commencement in 2017. He earned a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University in 1980.

Over the past decade, Crane taught international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and national security law as a Professor of Practice at Syracuse University College of Law, until his retirement in spring 2018.

From 2002 to 2005, Crane was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed to that position by Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan. Among those he indicted for horrific crimes was Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first sitting African head of state in history to be held accountable in this way.

Recently Crane was appointed by the United Nation Human Rights Council to chair a three-member Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. (See “Crane Appointed to UN Commission on 2018 Protests in Occupied Palestinian Territory.”)

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