Professor Sterio Appointed Co-Chair of of the American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting’s Practitioners’ Forum

Professor Milena Sterio was appointed Co-Chair of the upcoming American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting’s Practitioners’ Forum.  The ASIL Midyear Meeting will be hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Law from October 29-31, 2020 in Cleveland, and Professor Sterio will organize the Practitioners’ Forum, which accompanies the Midyear Meeting.  Professor Sterio has been a member of ASIL since 2006; she currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Criminal Law and the Women in International Law Interest Groups.

Professor Sterio Presents at Temple Law School Book Roundtable

Professor Milena Sterio presented at a book roundtable at Temple Law School on February 21; the book roundtable convened experts in International Criminal Law to discuss Professor Darryl Robinson’s (Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Canada)  new book, “Exploring Justice in Extreme Cases: Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law.”  The Roundtable was hosted by Temple Law’s Institute for International Law and Public Policy.  Professor Sterio’s presentation will be published in the form of an article by the Temple Journal of International and Comparative Law, under the title “Darryl Robinson’s Model for International Criminal Law: Deontic Principles Developed Through a Coherentist Approach.”

Professor Kalir Presents on Israel’s Upcoming Election

On Friday, Feb. 21, Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir presented at Case Western Reserve University’s Lifelong Learning Program. The title was “Israel’s Upcoming Election: Lessons from the Past; Thoughts on the Future.”

During the hour-long program – called “Eastside Conversations” and modeled after the City Club’s famous Friday Forum – Kalir discussed the reasons that led us to an unprecedented third round of election in a row; the geo-political background that can shed light on the current political status; and some of the differences and similarities to the coming election here in the U.S.

Professor Sterio Participates in Global Counter Terrorism Forum

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Professor Milena Sterio participated in the Global Counter Terrorism Forum Criminal Justice Rule of Law Expert Meeting in Malta on February 11-13.  This Expert Meeting, co-chaired by Nigeria and Switzerland, focused on Criminal Justice Linkages between Terrorism, the Financing of Terrorism, Illicit Trafficking in Goods and Maritime Crimes.

Professor Sterio delivered a presentation on criminal justice linkages between terrorism and maritime crimes, including piracy.  The Global Counter Terrorism Forum is an inter-state organization, comprised of thirty states, and partners such as various United Nations agencies (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), Interpol, the European Counter-Terrorism Centre, and international think tanks and NGOs.

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Professor Sterio Advises on Darfur Peace Negotiations

Professor Milena Sterio has been advising the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) on ongoing peace negotiations between the government of Sudan and rebel groups from the Darfur region.  The PILPG is one of the peace negotiation facilitators, and the peace negotiations have been taking place in Juba, South Sudan.  The peace negotiations resulted in a commitment by the Government of Sudan to hand over former Sudan president, al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court, where an arrest warrant over al-Bashir has been pending since 2005.  See here for a BBC article reporting on this:
In particular, Professor Sterio provided expertise regarding the possible establishment of a Special Court for Darfur, which would investigate and prosecute those responsible for atrocities which have taken place in the Darfur region.

Professor Sterio Discussed US-Iran Relations at the Happy Dog

Sterio happy dogProfessor Milena Sterio participated as a panelist in a “Happy Dog Takes on the World” event on “What’s Next for the US and Iran?” on February 4th.  The Happy Dog events, which take place monthly, are co-sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies, and IdeaStream.  In addition to Professor Sterio, this event featured Professor Neda Zawahri, CSU, Department of Political Science, Reza Tajaliawal, Persian Cleveland Community, and Tony Ganzer, IdeaStream (moderator).