War Crimes/International

April 23, 2013 6:30 PM

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Co-Chairs: Herb Eisenberg, Richard Dolan, Bob Herbst, co chairs

Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm to 8:00pm

This program centers on a war crimes trial arising out of events in Sierra Leone in which our own Robert Herbst was the prosecutor. The tribunal was established jointly by the United Nations and Sierra Leone. The judge was from Ireland; the leading defense attorney from the United Kingdom; the prosecutor from New York; the defendants and other defense counsel from Sierra Leone; and the appeal from the judgments of conviction were heard and decided in the Hague. The program will explore the difficulties presented by a tribunal so composed, and a trial conducted by attorneys from such different legal backgrounds. At the end of the trial, you the members of the Inn will be asked to decide whether the Irish judge ruled properly on key issues (attorney/client privilege having been one of them) and whether defendants were guilty. See you there.

CLE Hours: 1.50

April 2013 New York Inn Program Materials and Links