Press Releases

  • International Leaders Commence Second International Conference on Systematic Gender Based Violence

    April 12, 2011

“What used to be silent has become front page news,” This statement, by Lionel Veer, Ambassador for Human Rights, Dutch Foreign Ministry was among the opening remarks at a two-day conference,  Systematic Sexual Violence and Victims’ Rights, that took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, on April 7 & 8.  The conference began with Veer noting the increased visibility of crimes of gender-based violence.  However, in the two days that followed, scholars, legal practitioners, court officials, activists, and nonprofit leaders worked together,  acknowledging that while actual progress has been made, the issue of preventing and redressing gender-based violence faces  an uncertain and complex future. 

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  • Elisabeth Rehn to Give Keynote Address at Conference in The Hague on April 7, 2011

    April 4, 2011

The Keynote and Welcoming Address will be given on the morning of April 7th by Elisabeth Rehn, Minister of State of Finland and the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Trust Fund for Victims of International Criminal Court. The Trust Fund for Victims was established in 2002 to assist victims and their families in cases being processed by the International Criminal Court. Rehn is an independent expert on crisis management and the role of women in the development of peace for the United Nations, governments and nonprofit organizations.

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  • Center to Convene World Experts on Systematic Sexual Violence and Victims' Rights

    March 30, 2011

Can we predict when systematic sexual violence will occur? In recent years has international criminal law expanded or contracted its ability to bring about charges of rape and sexual slavery on the grounds of crimes against humanity and genocide?  Does the political context in which mass sexual victimization arises affect the expression or severity of the violence? What kinds of support measures are available to victims of sexual violence in developing and transitioning countries?  These questions in addition to others related to the causes and responses to sexual violence will be addressed at the upcoming conference, Systematic Sexual Violence and Victims’ Rights.

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  • Terence C. Halliday, Bruce G. Carruthers Awarded Multiple Prizes for Book on Financial Crisis and International Organizations

    September 12, 2010

A ground-breaking new publication, Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis (Stanford University Press, 2009) by two prominent sociologists has been awarded major book prizes across three scholarly disciplines for 2010, in awards given by the American Sociological Association. The authors, Terence C. Halliday, research professor at the American Bar Foundation and the co-Director of the Center on Law and Globalization, and Bruce G. Carruthers, a Northwestern University professor of sociology and American Bar Foundation-affiliated scholar, received the awards at the American Sociological Society Association meetings in Atlanta in August. The triple honors are a rarity in the association’s century-long history of awarding book prizes.

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  • Terence C. Halliday, Bruce G. Carruthers Awarded Prize for Book on Financial Crisis and International Organizations

    May 13, 2010

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  • John Hagan, Center Co-Director Is Elected To The American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

    May 3, 2010

John Hagan, Co-recipient of the 2009 Stockholm Prize in Criminology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hagan is among a group of 229 elected to the 2010 class of new Fellows, to be inducted in a ceremony on October 9 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.

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  • John Hagan Reacts To Decision Of The ICC To Possibly Expand Charges Against Sudanese President Al-Bashir To Include Genocide

    February 4, 2010

Responding to a recent decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court directing the Pre-Trial Chamber to consider expanding the arrest warrant issued to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to include genocide, American Bar Foundation sociologist John Hagan said “The decision of the appeals panel of the International Criminal Court that judges previously erred in refusing to indict Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is important because it acknowledges evidence amassed over more than five years that the atrocities in Darfur have claimed two to four hundred thousand lives and displaced two to three million people to camps where they remain or die from continuing health problems.”

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  • Terence Halliday, Center on Law and Globalization co-Director, addresses the Council on Foreign Relations on China’s Future

    December 18, 2009

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  • Social Science Research Seen to Play Key Role in Building Institutions of International Criminal Law

    June 22, 2009 (Conference Wrap Up)

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  • Newly Released Web-based “Smart” Library on Genocide Puts Facts and Research in Hands of Global Policy-Makers

    June 18, 2009

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  • ICC Prosecutor and U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights: The World Community Denies Severity of Rape as a War Crime

    June 17, 2009 (End of Day 1)

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  • World Experts To Convene Conference On Sexual Violence As International Crime

    June 15, 2009

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  • New Study Shows How Systematic Financial Crises Trigger Global Actions and State Reactions

    May 27, 2009

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  • Center on Law and Globalization Conference Addresses IMF Governance Reform: Experts find that a muscular IMF must solve governance issues

    April 29, 2009

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