February 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm

International Criminal Law Scholars David Crane, Michael Scharf Book Lecture | The Founders, Feb. 19

David Crane, portrait

David Crane

Glidden Visiting Professor David Crane and Michael Scharf will speak about their new co-edited book, The Founders: Four Pioneering Individuals Who Launched the First Modern-Era International Criminal Tribunals, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 4:30-5:45 p.m in Bentley 124.

Scharf is Co-Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event by The Little Professor.

The Founders book coverPublished by Cambridge University Press in 2018, The Founders “contains the first-hand accounts of the challenges” that were faced, obstacles that were overcome, and successes that were achieved in creating international criminal tribunals to “bring the perpetrators of unimaginable atrocities to justice.”  The book recounts the stories of Richard Goldstone, Crane, Robert Petit, and Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who served as international criminal prosecutors for crimes perpetrated during the Balkan Wars, Rwandan genocide, and crimes against humanity in Cambodia and Sierra Leone. Along with Crane and Scharf the book was co-edited by Leila Sedat, Professor of International Law at Washington University.

Dean Michael Scharf

Crane is a Glidden Visiting Professor at Ohio University during 2018-19. He is one of the most recognized international criminal lawyers in the world, having served as the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. 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.

Prior to the talk, Crane will join Scharf in the Center for Law, Justice & Culture from noon to 1:30 p.m. for an informal meet and greet. Pizza will be served.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the Making & Breaking the Law Theme.

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