Chautauqua Dialogs

The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs returned to the Chautauqua Institution in New York for its thirteenth annual convening from August 25–27, 2019, to address the topic, “The Third Wave...Adapting Modern ICL to 21st Century Realities.” The Dialogs, cosponsored by the Society with the Robert H. Jackson Center and a number of other organizations, brought together chief prosecutors and judges from international courts and tribunals as well as international legal leaders and scholars, including many ASIL members. The Dialogs concluded with the issuance of the first Chautauqua Principles, dated August 27, 2019, and signed by Brenda J. Hollis, Chair of the Thirteenth International Humanitarian Law Roundtable and Prosecutor of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.


11th Chautauqua Declaration

August 28, 2018


On Aug. 28, 2018, Alberto Mora, American Bar Association, presided over the 11th Chautauqua Declaration. The event culminated the 12th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs held at Chautauqua Institution. (Note: the 10th IHLD was held at Nuremberg and it's statement was called the Nuremberg Declaration). Among the signing prosecutors were: Brenda J. Hollis of Sierra Leone Tribunal, Douglas Stringer, ICTY, David Crane, Sierra Leone Tribunal and Fabricio Guariglia of the ICC.