Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio presented at the Central States Law Schools’ Association Annual Meeting at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Professor Sterio’s presentation was entitled “Prosecuting Juvenile Piracy Suspects: The Legal Framework.”
In her presentation, Professor Sterio explored international human rights obligations of states to treat juvenile suspects differently in the context of juvenile piracy suspects’ prosecutions. Professor Sterio concluded that juvenile piracy suspects should not be caught and released, but that instead, prosecuting nations should ensure that they are incarcerated separately from the adult prison population, that they are prosecuted according to relevant juvenile justice standards, and that, if they are convicted, their punishment is implemented with a view toward their rehabilitation. Professor Sterio is currently writing a book on this topic, which is under contract with Routledge and due in 2015.