Saturday, January 5, 2008

Lecture: Reisman on "Before Victims Become Victims: Preventing Genocide and Mass Murder"

On January 15, 2008, W. Michael Reisman (Yale Univ. - Law) will give the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center's Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The topic will be "Before Victims Become Victims: Preventing Genocide and Mass Murder." Here's a précis of the lecture:
One of the world's leading experts in international law, Professor Reisman will criticize the ex-post punishment approach that has been taken toward genocide and mass killing, instead of an ex ante effective policy of prevention. Examining contemporary case studies, including Darfur and Burma, he will discuss how international law and international institutions can be used to identify situations ripe for genocide and to intervene at an early stage before they devolve into mass atrocities.