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Headlines for the Week of July 13, 2009

July 17: Screening and discussion of “The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court”

On Friday July 17 2009 from 5:30-8:00pm in the 10th floor Event room, there will be a showing of the film The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court in honor of International Justice Day and in commemoration of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that established and now governs the International Criminal Court. After the film there will be a panel discussion featuring Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Bart Brown, Daniel Rothenberg, the Managing Director of International Projects for the DePaul University International Human Rights Law Institute. Attorney Dan Thomann will serve as moderator for the panel and Q&A.

The event is free however advance registration is required: please rsvp to Ms. Violeta Jimenez vjimenez@kentlaw.edu

The film showing is sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the UNA USA, Amnesty International, the Chicago Alliance for the ICC (CAICC) and Chicago-Kent College of Law, in collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
Background on The Reckoning: Directed by Pamela Yates, The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court is a stirring and visually stunning film about the Court, the countries it deals with and the reasons for its creation. The American NGO Coalition for the ICC (AMICC) (a program of the UNA USA) advised the filmmakers on the production of the film. The film premiered at Sundance in January and opened the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York. More information, including a trailer, is available at http://www.thereckoningfilm.com/. P.O.V.'s preview page is at http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2009/reckoning/preview.html.

July 13: Welcome SWUPL students participating in Chicago-Kent’s summer program Introduction to the American Legal System!

 

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