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The MSBA's Criminal Law Section Presents

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"International Criminal Law Promise and Practice"

U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim will discuss the application
of international criminal law in the courts of Kosovo and the Kosovo experience at ICTY. 

The prosecution of war crimes through the lenses of the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Assistant United States Attorney John Docherty who also prosecuted at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

There will also be an explanation of the History of International Criminal Law and the development of the International Criminal Court as well as a presentation on ethics problems unique to International Criminal Tribunals.

John L. Fossum is an MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist and is admitted to practice at the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

A panel discussion will follow.


Panelists:

John Docherty, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Mr. Docherty served as a prosecutor at the Yugoslavian Tribunal.

Judge John Tunheim , U.S. District Court Judge
Judge Tunheim has invested a significant amount of time in international rule of law development. His early work in Kosovo helped the United Nations to re-establish and improve the legal system, and ultimately, to restructure the entire judiciary. In 2007-2008, he worked as the principal outside adviser to the process that developed the Kosovo Constitution, including training the constitutional commission, negotiating the final compromises and drafting provisions that established the judicial system, the constitutional court and the intelligence and security sectors. Judge Tunheim has also been instrumental in the restructuring of criminal law and procedure in Kosovo, drafting commentary to the new procedure code, and developing a new law that enables negotiated guilty pleas and cooperating defendants. He also developed the highly successful plan to recruit American judges to serve as international judges in Kosovo and he has helped develop cooperative agreements between American law schools and the University of Pristina Law School.

John L. Fossum, Fossum Law Office, LLC
John L. Fossum is an MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist and is admitted to practice at the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. John is also a Certified Advanced Facilitator and Practitioner Faculty for the University of Phoenix.

3.5 hours Standard CLE .5 hours Ethics credits approved (177912)

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Details:

Date:   Friday, May 3, 2013
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]

Join us for lunch at 12:00 p.m., followed by the program from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost:

Criminal Law Section Members:  $20.00

MSBA Members (But Not Criminal Law Members):  $30.00

Join the Section and attend this CLE for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not a section member. Pay the 12-month dues and your section membership will be valid thru June 30, 2014):  $22.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $40.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent by e-mail on Thursday, May 2. Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday, April 30 in order to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336.