Faculty Spotlight Series

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: ZOOM

Featured speaker: 

Professor Milena Sterio
The Charles R. Emrick Jr. - Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law

U.S. Government Sanctions Against the International Criminal Court: International and Constitutional Law Issues

In June 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order, declaring that the International Criminal Court is a national security threat to the United States, and authorizing the Secretary of State to impose sanctions and stiff civil and criminal penalties against ICC officials, as well as against those who provide assistance and services to the Court.  In September 2020, then-Secretary of State Pompeo designated the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and another top-level Court official, for sanctions.  The sanctions regime is unprecedented, as it exposes U.S.-based academics and other experts to sanctions, as well as civil and criminal penalties, if they engage in academic or advocacy work which can be construed as assisting the Court.  This lecture will address various international as well as constitutional law issues (First and Fifth Amendment issues) raised by the sanctions regime.  Professor Sterio will also focus on two different lawsuits pending against the U.S. government in federal court, whereby plaintiffs have sought to invalidate the Executive Order on constitutional grounds. 



Please find a copy of the program materials here

CLE credit: 1.0 credit hours

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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