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Case Cox Center: Tribulations of Trials

Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform

"Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials"

Mar 15, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In her lecture, Ms. Hollis will discuss many of the challenges facing the practitioner engaged in complex litigation involving high level accused. These challenges include achieving a workable reconciliation of diverse regional, national and international goals of such litigation, carrying out complex investigations in diverse locations and among diverse cultures, identifying potential suspects, determining how to identify, approach, select and protect “insider” witnesses, vulnerable victims and survivors, doctors, local authorities, personnel from international agencies or others who have “overview” evidence, how to deal with traumatized victims and survivors who may speak a different language and may be called upon to travel outside their local communities, even outside their countries, to testify, preparing indictments which are reflective of the crimes committed but also capable of timely judicial resolution. The challenges in such cases also include how to maximize efficiency while ensuring the evidence meets the required burden of proof, the key to which is meeting the challenge of collecting, organizing, maintaining, retrieving and analyzing large amounts of information both for use in trial and to ensure compliance with very broad disclosure rules.

NOTE: This lecture takes place offsite and not at Case Western Reserve University. It serves as the March meeting of the Henry T. King, Jr. Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group.

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-3304

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