Professor Sterio Presents on “Gender and Judging at the ICC”

Professor Milena Sterio presented at the Law and Society Annual Meeting on May 29, on a panel entitled “Gender Matters in the Judiciary.”  Professor Sterio presented on the topic of  “Gender and Judging at the International Criminal Court.”  This session was conducted live via Law and Society’s Zoom platform.   In her presentation, Professor Sterio argued that women are under-represented as judges at all international criminal tribunals, including at the International Criminal Court, and that this poses legitimacy problems for the courts.  Professor Sterio’s research on this topic has been supported by a CSU FSI grant during 2019-2020.

Professor Mead Successfully Defends Federal Order in U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Joe Mead, in conjunction with co-counsel David Carey at ACLU of Ohio and Kirti Dalta of Hogan Lovells, has successfully defended a federal court order before the United States Supreme Court.  Professor Mead and his co-counsel earlier obtained a federal court order on behalf of a class of inmates at the federal prison in Elkton, Ohio, directing federal prison officials to take immediate steps to protect more than 800 individuals held at the Elkton prison who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

The Department of Justice appealed the order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which denied a stay, and then further appealed the order to the United States Supreme Court.  On Tuesday, May 26, the Supreme Court denied the DOJ’s request for a stay, by a vote of 6-3.

National media coverage is available here, here, and here.

Professor Sterio Publishes Note on European Court of Human Rights Decision

Professor Milena Sterio published an Introductory Note to the European Court of Human Rights case involving Georgia v. Russia in International Legal Materials, Volume 59, Issue 2, April 2020.  International Legal Materials are published by Cambridge University Press and edited by the American Society of International Law; online access to ILM is available here:
Introductory Notes accompany important cases in international law and are written by leading scholars.  The Georgia v. Russia case involved a lawsuit by Georgia against Russia under the European Convention on Human Rights, where the European Court of Human Rights held that Russia should pay Georgia 10 million Euros as just satisfaction for violations committed by Russia against Georgian nationals.

Professor Sterio Discusses “How Will the Coronavirus Change the World?”

On May 5, Professor Milena Sterio participated as a panelist in a virtual “Happy Dog Takes on the World” forums, on the topic of “How Will the Coronavirus Change the World?”  The panel also featured Waleed Hazbun, Ph.D., Richard L. Chambers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Alabama, and Shana Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

The program was moderated by Tony Ganzer, afternoon radio host at WCPN/90.3, and it was jointly organized and sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.  The program is available here:

Professor Mead Presents on Covid-19 in Prisons

Professor Joe Mead presented on a Prisoners’ Rights Webinar held on Friday, May 1, discussing litigation options to deal with COVID19 in prisons. The Webinar was moderated by Professor Margo Schlanger from the University of Michigan Law School, and it was hosted by the Northwestern Law School Legal Clinic.  The webinar is available here: