Continuing Legal Education @ Gratz College
December 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm$220.00
Introduction to Immigration Policy and Recent Changes
(1 ethics and 1 substantive credit $100)
Justin Mixon, Esq., Law Offices of Justin Mixon, Esq.
Katelyn M. Hufe, Esq., Managing Partner, Gian-Grasso, Tomczak & Hufe, P.C.
Do you want to understand the impact of recent changes in Immigration Policy? What causes people to seek residence in the United States? Want to understand the trends in immigration that go beyond the sound bites in the media? Want to learn more about pro bono opportunities for representing and assisting local immigrant families?
Kosher continental breakfast included.
The International Criminal Court: Dealing with the Unimaginable; the Statute, its Impact and Relevance
(1 ethics and 2 substantive credits $135)
Moderator: Enid H. Adler, Esq.
Participant in the 1998 ICC Treaty Conference as representative then until present in the NGO Coalition for the ICC (CICC), AMICC and WICC; Past chair of the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Fatou Bensouda: Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Roger S. Clark: Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden
John Washburn: Convener of the American NGO Coalition for the ICC (AMICC)
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an outgrowth of the WWII trials of Nazi leaders in Nuremberg. Over the following years of the Cold War, perpetrators in various countries committed with impunity the most heinous crimes that shocked the international community – namely: Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes, Genocide and the Crime of Aggression, the four core crimes over which the Court has jurisdiction. There was no international legal framework or court to stop the perpetrators, bring them to justice or serve as a recourse to their victims. This all changed in June 1998, when representatives of 160 States/Nations and hundreds of members of Civil Society hammered out the International Criminal Court Treaty, thus creating the Rome Statute.
Gratz College is honored to welcome the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), coming from The Hague, and three other outstanding panelists who were involved not only in the creation of the Court but also in its continuing growth and development. They will discuss in more detail and with personal insights the origins of the Court, the fundamental provisions of the Rome Statute, the cases and prosecutions to date. As U.S. lawyers, of interest will be consideration of the similarities that we and the ICC Prosecutor have to consider in case preparation, obtaining evidence, dealing with the defense, protection of witnesses and witness intimidation.
Kosher lunch included.
For more information contact, Mindy Cohen 215-635-7300 ext. 155 or [email protected]