Professor Sterio Participates in Global Counter Terrorism Forum

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Professor Milena Sterio participated in the Global Counter Terrorism Forum Criminal Justice Rule of Law Expert Meeting in Malta on February 11-13.  This Expert Meeting, co-chaired by Nigeria and Switzerland, focused on Criminal Justice Linkages between Terrorism, the Financing of Terrorism, Illicit Trafficking in Goods and Maritime Crimes.

Professor Sterio delivered a presentation on criminal justice linkages between terrorism and maritime crimes, including piracy.  The Global Counter Terrorism Forum is an inter-state organization, comprised of thirty states, and partners such as various United Nations agencies (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), Interpol, the European Counter-Terrorism Centre, and international think tanks and NGOs.

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Professor Sterio Advises on Darfur Peace Negotiations

Professor Milena Sterio has been advising the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) on ongoing peace negotiations between the government of Sudan and rebel groups from the Darfur region.  The PILPG is one of the peace negotiation facilitators, and the peace negotiations have been taking place in Juba, South Sudan.  The peace negotiations resulted in a commitment by the Government of Sudan to hand over former Sudan president, al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court, where an arrest warrant over al-Bashir has been pending since 2005.  See here for a BBC article reporting on this:
In particular, Professor Sterio provided expertise regarding the possible establishment of a Special Court for Darfur, which would investigate and prosecute those responsible for atrocities which have taken place in the Darfur region.
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Professor Sterio Discussed US-Iran Relations at the Happy Dog

Sterio happy dogProfessor Milena Sterio participated as a panelist in a “Happy Dog Takes on the World” event on “What’s Next for the US and Iran?” on February 4th.  The Happy Dog events, which take place monthly, are co-sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies, and IdeaStream.  In addition to Professor Sterio, this event featured Professor Neda Zawahri, CSU, Department of Political Science, Reza Tajaliawal, Persian Cleveland Community, and Tony Ganzer, IdeaStream (moderator).

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Professor Sterio Invited to Write on International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Professor Milena Sterio has been invited to contribute an entry on the “International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda” to the forthcoming Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Edward Elgar Publishing).  The Encyclopedia is co-edited by Professors Manfred Nowak, Jane Hofbauer, Philipp Janig, and Christina Binder, and it will be published in 2021.  Professor Sterio’s entry will discuss human rights issues related to the Rwanda tribunal.  A brief description of the Encyclopedia, which will be published both in print and online, is as follows:
The aim of the Encyclopedia is to address the full range of substantive and procedural themes associated with the study and practice of Human Rights. Whilst primarily legal in nature, the Encyclopedia will also address broader social science approaches regarding the field of human rights. Substantive articles, organized by theme, will cover topics from the contemporary and cutting edge through to more traditional issues.
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Professor Sagers Elected to AALS Antitrust Section Executive Committee

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, was elected this week to the Executive Committee of the Section of Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the American Association of Law Schools. The Committee oversees the Section’s programming and activities, and members cycle through six year terms, so that each member will eventually serve one year as Chair.
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Sterio Posts on Legality of Soleimani Strike

Professor Sterio published a blog post entitled “The Legality of the United States’ Strike on Soleimani” on Intlawgrrls.  The blog, available here ( analyzes the legality of the strike under international law as well as under domestic law.


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Professor Sterio Presents at AALS

Professor Milena Sterio presented at the 2020 AALS, at a discussion group on the topic of “Women as Judges at International and National Tribunals” on January 2.  Professor Sterio had organized the discussion group and successfully proposed it to the AALS program committee, which selected it from a competitive call for proposals.  In addition, Professor Sterio moderated two sessions: “New Voices in International Law and International Human Rights” on January 3, and “New Voices in National Security Law” on January 5.  Professor Sterio was also elected as Chair-Elect of the National Security Law section, and continues to serve on the executive committees of the International Law and the International Human Rights Law sections.

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