UN Conference on Victims’ Participation Before the ICC:
In the Media
DAY PITNEY: During a special focus session, IJP interns learned about balancing life at a big law firm and working on international human rights and asylum cases. IJP would especially like to thank Day Pitney, John O’Reilly, and Mark Morgan for putting this very informative session together for us.
Will New Bashir Charges Make Arrest More Likely?
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting interviews Wanda Akin and Raymond Brown on the Implications of ICC genocide indictment for the arrest of the Sudanese President. “What is important for us to see as victims’ legal representatives is that these charges more closely reflect what is going on on the ground from the [victims’] point of view,” American human rights lawyer, Wanda Akin, told IWPR.
Raymond Brown, who represents victims in the Darfur case along with Akin, believed that the resistance of certain states will not change, but added that the genocide charge has made it harder to justify non-cooperation with the warrant. “Of course there is going to be resistance,” Brown explained. “[Although] this [genocide charge] puts a much finer point on [the seriousness of the case].” Read more–>
Bearing Witness: Nobody Is Beyond Redemption
Bearing Witness by Michael Y. Park: Raymond M. Brown believes no one is beyone redemption. New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009, April 2009. Read more–>