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Ensuring Justice: The International Criminal Court

The Advocates for Human Rights and

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP

are pleased to announce a special brown bag event:


Ensuring Justice: The International Criminal Court

presented by

John Washburn

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP
800 LaSalle Avenue
2800 LaSalle Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55402

The International Criminal Court will clarify international standards of conduct, provide a mechanism for the implementation of such standards, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice when national courts are unable or unwilling to try them. John Washburn will discuss the legal aspects of and the global movement for an international criminal court. This is a brown bag presentation. Beverages will be provided. One CLE credit will be applied for.

Speaker Biography

John Washburn is currently the Convener of the American NGO for the International Criminal Court. Mr. Washburn was a Foreign Service Officer from 1963 to 1987. During his career Washburn was assigned to India as a trainee in a Consulate-General, to Iran as a Petroleum Affairs Officer, and to Indonesia as a Regional Labor Attache covering Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. His last assignment was as a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff responsible for international organizations and multilateral affairs. In addition, Mr. Washburn was Night Shift Chairman of the Iran Hostage Task Force in 1979. He received a special commendation from the Secretary of State for his service and has also been awarded the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award and Superior Honor Award. Mr. Washburn is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School. He is a Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and of the bars of the District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals in that jurisdiction. He has worked as a volunteer attorney in an area office of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program. He belongs to the American Society of International Law and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a founding member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.


Please R.S.V.P. to Rosalyn Park at The Advocates for Human Rights
by Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004.
612-341-3302 ext. 106 or email [email protected]

(Ensuring Justice: The International Criminal Court)