8th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

- The eighth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs is an historic gathering of renowned international prosecutors from The International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. The Prosecutors will be joined by leading professionals in the field of International Humanitarian Law. The 2014 installation of the Dialogs, which will be held August 24-26 at the Chautauqua Institution, offers a look at the impact of modern international law on war crimes and crimes against humanity, focusing on the theme, “The New World (Dis)Order: International Humanitarian Law in an Uncertain World.” The sessions are free (with the exception of meals) and open to the public. For more information, call the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646.

Highlights of the Dialogs include updates from the current prosecutors, a panel discussion on the Relevance of International Humanitarian Law in 2014, “Porch-Sessions with the Prosecutors” featuring topics relating to non-state actors and International Humanitarian Law, and the issuance of the eighth Chautauqua Declaration by all the Prosecutors in attendance.

Justice Robert H. Jackson was United States Chief Prosecutor of the principal Nazi war criminals at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, during 1945-46. The Dialogs honor the legacy of Nuremberg as the first successful international effort to hold individuals criminally responsible for planning and waging aggressive war, committing war crimes and committing crimes against humanity. It founded the era of International Criminal Law and set standards that guide international prosecutors today. This event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Robert H. Jackson Center, Athenaeum Hotel, American Red Cross, American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, Case Western University School of Law, Chautauqua Institution, Impunity Watch, International Bar Association, IntLawGrrls, New York University, Planethood Foundation, Syracuse University College of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The Robert H. Jackson Center’s mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson—U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) trial at Nuremberg—through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for this and future generations. The Center is located at 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY. Guided tours are available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Saturday, or by appointment. E-mail to info@roberthjackson.org or visit online at

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