ABA teleconference to discuss intervention & international criminal liability in Mali

LocationMali.svgAn upcoming American Bar Association teleconference promises to enrich understanding of events in the Republic of Mali. (map credit) Entitled Dissecting the Crisis in Mali: From Political Intervention to International Criminal Responsibility?, it’s scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern time next Wednesday, March 27. Organizers write:

‘From the March 2012 coup d’état in Bamako to the January 2013 French military intervention in the northern region, the crisis in Mali has gripped international attention and dominated the headlines for several months. Yet, often opaque in discussions is an understanding of the underlying causes of the conflict, the implications for regional stability and the importance of international accountability.

‘As the anniversary of the coup approaches, and the international intervention is extended, the challenges for Mali’s future are immense. In this teleconference an expert panel will dissect the complex crisis addressing key issues affecting the way forward including the timeliness and subject matter of investigations conducted by the International Criminal Court.’

Confirmed to lead the discussion will be Professor Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Academic Chair, Civil-Military Relations at the African Center for Strategic Studies, a U.S. Department of Defense thinktank located at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., and Haverford College Political Science Professor Susanna Wing. Also invited to speak is Ambassador Oumar Daou, Mali’s U.N. Permanent Representative. Moderator will be Johanna Mendelson Forman, Senior Associate at the D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Fee for the teleconference is $15 for members of the ABA Section on International Law, $25 for all others. Details and registration here.

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