By: Milena Sterio

In my capacity as an academic and representative of Intlawgrrls, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 11th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Chautauqua, New York from August 27th-29th.  The Dialogs’ theme for this year was “Changing Times: New Opportunities For International Justice and Accountability.”  As usual, the Dialogs’ schedule was filled with many interesting sessions on fascinating topics of international humanitarian law and international criminal law.  What was particularly impressive this year was the presence of so many distinguished female voices.  In this post, I will briefly highlight panels and lectures with such distinguished female participants.

11th IHL Dialogs Participants. From left to right: Law students Emily Brewster and Olivia Youn. ICC Judge Christine Van Den Wyngaert, Professor Valerie Oosterveld, Professor David Crane, and Professor Leila Sadat.

The Dialogs began on August 27th with a screening of the documentary “Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity.”  As many of our readers will surely know, the documentary was conceived at the initiative of our colleague, Professor Leila Sadat from Washington University School of Law, who has been working for the past nine years on drafting and promoting a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity.


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