General Janet Reno Invited to Give Keynote Address at Conference
Marking 40th Anniversary of Virginia Journal of International
14, 2000 -- U.S. Attorney General Janet
Reno has been invited to speak at the University of Virginia
School of Law at 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 1. Her talk, open to the public in Caplin Auditorium,
is scheduled to be the keynote address of a conference marking the
40th anniversary of the student-edited Virginia Journal
of International Law.
conference also will feature afternoon panel discussions at the
Miller Center of Public
Affairs by international law experts closely involved with or
close observers of two current issues: the recent extradition proceedings
involving Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet and the development of a
new permanent International Criminal Court.
who has been in office since March 1993, when she became the countrys
first woman to serve as attorney general, has been invited to speak
on issues related to international criminal law.
1:30 p.m. at the Miller Center, a panel on the Pinochet extradition
case will feature Clive Nicholls, the British lawyer who headed
Pinochets legal defense; Duke University law professor Michael
Byers; Yale University law professor Ruth Wedgwood, and U.Va. law
professor Curtis Bradley.
3:30 p.m. at the Miller Center, a panel will focus on the current
status of establishing a permanent International Criminal Court
for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Panelists
will include Shabtai Rosenne, retired Israeli ambassador-at-large;
David Scheffer, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues;
John R. Bolton of the American Enterprise Institute; and U.Va. law
professor David A. Martin.
conference is sponsored by the Virginia Journal of International
Law, the oldest student-edited international law journal in the
world. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the journal is
recognized as one of the top scholarly publications in its field
and is distributed to subscribers in 35 countries.
A mult box for taping conference sessions will be available.
feature stories on the Virginia Journal of International Law, contact
executive editor Christopher Poggi at (804) 924-3415 or 924-3237.
Denise Forster, (804) 924-4678; Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856;
Margaret Edwards, (804) 924-7889