Ninth Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs


The Wrongs We Seek: Commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre and the Opening of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg 1945

The Law Dialogs are a historic gathering of the current and former prosecutors at international war crimes tribunals and renowned academics and law experts. This unique two-day event allows participants and the public to engage in a meaningful dialogue about issues related to modern international criminal law. This year’s theme will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre and the 70th anniversary of the opening commencement of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremburg.

In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces slayed more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim boys and men in Srebrenica, a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the 7,000 deaths, more than 20,000 civilians were expelled from the area.  It is appropriate this year’s Law Dialog theme commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre because it is reminiscent of the genocide committed by the Nazis.  Fittingly, this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the opening commencements in the IMT at Nuremberg.  In November 1945, under the leadership of Justice Jackson, the Allies organized the IMT, standards of evidence developed, rights of defendants defined, and prosecutorial action commenced.  This year’s themes remind us while we celebrate the great achievements of the IMT at Nuremberg we must remember massacres continually occur around the globe. 

ASIL is a cosponsor of this event. Click here for the detailed schedule. The sessions taking place on Monday, August 31, will be streamed live here

Date and Location

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Chautauqua Institution
Address 1: 
1 Ames Ave.