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Prosecuting War Criminals at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Please join Briggs & Morgan P.A., and
The Advocates for Human Rights

for a special brown bag lunch event:

Prosecuting War Criminals at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

presented by

David M. Crane

Wednesday, August 25, 2004, 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Briggs & Morgan P.A.
2200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

As the Prosecutor for the Special Court in Sierra Leone, Mr. Crane is responsible for the investigation, indictment and prosecution of those who bear the greatest responsibility for violations of international humanitarian law during Sierra Leone’s brutal conflict. Unlike the war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone is a “mixed” tribunal located in the country where the crimes occurred and using both international and domestic law and personnel. Trials began at the Special Court in June 2004. Mr. Crane will describe the operation of the Special Court and the implications for the future of international justice, as well as the decision to put a particular emphasis on prosecuting crimes against women and children. This presentation is a brown bag. Beverages will be provided. Application will be made for one CLE credit.

Speaker biography

David Crane: On 17 April 2002, the Secretary General of the United Nations appointed Mr. David M. Crane as Prosecutor of the Special Court for a three-year term. Mr. Crane served for over thirty years in the Government of the United States, most recently as senior Inspector General at the US Department of Defense. He has also been an Assistant General Counsel to the Defense Intelligence Agency and a Professor of International Law at the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School. Lectures are free and open to the public (registration required).

For more information, please contact The Advocates for Human Rights. You may find directions to Briggs and Morgan at:

Please R.S.V.P. to Rose Park at The Advocates for Human Rights by Monday, August 23
Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 Email: [email protected]


(Prosecuting War Criminals at the Special Court for Sierra Leone)