Title

Concentration Camps in International Law

Document Type

Video File

Publication Date

11-15-2007

Abstract

Meierhenrich is assistant professor of government and of social studies at Harvard University, and serves as a research associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the largest international research center within Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is also visiting associate professor of law at the University of Tokyo.

Professor Meierhenrich will talk about how post-genocide justice poses troubling questions—for lawyers and for the public. He will shed light on judicial responses to crimes perpetrated in some of the most notorious concentration camps of the 20th century, from Bergen-Belsen to Keraterm. His analysis of national and international courts and tribunals spans U.S. military courts to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

A rising star in the field of International Law, professor Meierhenrich recently served as the Carlo Schmid Fellow in Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and, previously, worked with the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

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