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International jurists, educators to participate in human rights conference, symposium (Released: 8/26/96)

by Mark J. Roy, Office of University Communications.

Replaces release #96357, dated Aug. 20

STORRS and HARTFORD, Conn. -- An international conference on the legacy of the Nuremberg war crimes trials and a symposium on human rights violations are scheduled for October as the University of Connecticut brings to a close a year-long examination of human rights issues.

The conference at the UConn School of Law will include international jurists such as South African Richard Goldstone, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague; Antonio Cassese, president of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Omer Ibrahimagic, president of the Constitutional Court of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina; and Nigerian Bola Ajibola, judge of the International Court of Justice at the Hague and a member of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The conference and other events planned for October 16 - 20 also will mark the first anniversary of UConn's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and bring to a close the "50 Years After Nurember: Human Rights and the Rule of Law" program that began with the dedication of the Dodd Center on October 15, 1995.

The UConn School of Law is located on Elizabeth Street in Hartford.

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