Professor Milena Sterio presented at the American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting, on a panel on the International Criminal Court. Professor Sterio’s presentation, titled “Sentencing and Mitigation at the ICC,” focuses on the recent conviction of Dominic Ognwen, former Lord’s Resistance Army leader, at the ICC, and his sentence of 25 years of imprisonment. In her remarks, Professor Sterio discussed whether Ongwen’s status as a former child soldier was a relevant mitigation factor at sentencing, and whether Ongwen’s sentence was fair and proportionate. The ASIL Midyear Meeting was held virtually this year, and Professor Sterio’s paper was selected from a competitive call for papers.
Professor Sterio also presented at a CLE seminar on October 21th at the international law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, on the topic of “Working in Post-Conflict Settings: Lessons in Ethics.”