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August 20, 2020

Book Launch: Existing Legal Limits to Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes

On July 9, the Center for Global Affairs hosted an on-line book launch to mark the publication of Professor Trahan's new book, Existing Legal Limits to Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes (Cambridge Univ. Press 2020).   Along with Professor Trahan, other panelists included Ambassador (ret.) Hans Corell who served as Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel for the United Nations, and Roger S. Clark, Board of Governors Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School.  The panel was moderated by CGA Adjunct Professor and founder of Justice Rapid Response, Andras Vamos-Goldman.  A recording of the panel can be found on the CGA Facebook page here.

A second book launch on July 23 was hosted by Milena Sterio Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Cafee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  It was co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law International Criminal Law Interest Group and the American Branch of the International Law Association United Nations Committee.  In addition to Professor Trahan, the panelists included Richard Goldstone, founding Prosecutor of the Yugoslav and Rwanda Tribunals; Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor of Human Rights, Stanford Law School; and Michael Scharf, Co-Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler - BakerHostetler Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve School of Law.

A third book launch event was hosted on July 27 by the group of women in international law known as ATLAS.  During that launch event, Akila Radhakrishnan, President of the Global Justice Center, was featured in a dialogue with Professor Trahan about her book.

Future book launches are planned for September.  The book is available for purchase here.


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