Judge Michelle Childs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Holly J. Fujie, Superior Court of Los Angeles County Justice Serge Georges, Jr., Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Monica M. Márquez, Colorado Supreme Court Judge Esther Salas, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Judge Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, United States District Court for the Central District of California
Celebrating the Diversity of our Judiciary If you’re in the Los Angeles area, make plans to join us for the first of our six 60th anniversary celebrations taking place from coast to coast in 2023. This reception will feature a fireside chat among honored guests on the theme of “JUSTICE FOR ALL…Celebrating the Diversity of our Judiciary”.
CLE Program: “International Human Rights and the Role of the American Legal Expert” 4 – 5:30 p.m. | Beverly Hilton
American lawyers and judges serve in a variety of capacities in international tribunals. What does service on an international tribunal entail? How does an American attorney or judge apply to serve? Most international tribunals adjudicate cases involving human rights and war crimes. Ambassador Stephen Rapp of the Office of Global Criminal Justice and Justice Shireen Avis Fisher formerly a judge in Vermont and the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone will discuss the role of American lawyers and judges in the enforcement and adjudication of international human rights cases and their experiences working for international justice.
At the end of this session, you will be able to:
Explain the role of international legal experts in enforcing human rights around the globe
Describe how American legal experts can serve on international tribunals
Recognize the types of cases and challenges that legal experts confront when working to achieve international justice.
Faculty: Justice Shireen Avis Fisher, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone Stephen J. Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice and Senior Fellow for Prevention of Genocide for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy and Law, University of Southern California