Professor Sterio Publishes American Society of International Law “Insight” on the Topic of Secession for Kurdistan and Catalonia

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio published an American Society of International Law Insight, entitled “Self-Determination and Secession Under International Law: The Cases of Kurdistan and Catalonia.”  Insights are 2,000-word online articles, published by the American Society of International Law, whose purpose “is to provide concise, objective, and timely background for recent developments of interest to the international community.” (description of Insights on the American Society of International Law website).  Insight proposals are peer-reviewed by the Insight editorial board.

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Professor Sterio Presents at AALS Meeting; Is Elected Chair of International Law Section, etc.

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio presented at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, on January 3, on a panel organized by the International Law Section, entitled “The Relevance of Borders in International Law.”

In addition, at the AALS Annual Meeting, Professor Sterio was elected Chair of the International Law Section, and Treasurer of the National Security Law Section.  Professor Sterio continues to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Section, which she chaired in 2016.

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Sagers Quoted in New York Times and Wall Street Journal on Fox-Disney Merger

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke with both the Wall Street Journal  and New York Times columnist James Stewart for his “Common Sense” column, about the deal announced this week in which the Disney organization proposes to acquire substantial parts of the Twenty-First Century Fox film and TV production empire.

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Sagers Speaks to Variety and Agence France-Presse on Fox/Disney

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, has spoken with a range of national and international media outlets about the closely-watched pending acquisition by the Disney company of Twenty-First Century Fox. This past week, he spoke with Variety magazine  and Agence France-Presse.

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Professor Sterio Attends International Criminal Court Assembly at the United Nations

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United Nations’ Building

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio attended the 16th Session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which took place from December 4-14 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.  Professor Sterio attended the ASP as a delegate for the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a Washington, D.C.-based NGO.  Professor Sterio serves on the Board of Directors of the PILPG.

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16th Session of the Assembly of State Parties of the ICC

The ICC is the only permanent international criminal tribunal; its seat is at The Hague and it currently has jurisdiction over three sets of crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.  The ASP is the management oversight and legislative body of the ICC.  It is composed of representatives of states that have ratified and acceded to the Rome Statute of the ICC.  Issues discussed at this year’s ASP included the election of new ICC judges, states’ cooperation with the ICC and some states’ failure to execute ICC arrest warrants, and adding the crime of aggression to the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Professor Sterio has blogged about her experience at the ASP on Intlawgrrls; her post is available here.

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Professor Geier Participates in “Sound of Ideas” on WCPN/90.3

Professor Deborah Geier was a guest on the “Sound of Ideas” show on Cleveland NPR affiliate WCPN/90.3 on December 6, where she discussed the tax reform plan passed by the Senate. You can watch the show here.

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Sagers Speaks With Reuters on CVS/Aetna Deal

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke with Reuters on this week’s news that CVS Health Corp., the pharmacy and drug benefits behemoth, will acquire the health insurer Aetna. You can read the story here.

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