International Criminal Court prosecutor speaks at Vanderbilt Aug. 24

Fatou Bensouda
Fatou B. Bensouda (International Criminal Court)

The prosecutor who helped bring down Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga will speak Aug. 24 at Vanderbilt University.

Fatou B. Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, will deliver the 2012-13 Jonathan I. Charney Distinguished Lecture in Public International Law at noon in Flynn Auditorium in Vanderbilt Law School.

The lecture, “Reflections from the International Criminal Court Prosecutor,” is free and the public is invited. Video of the lecture will be posted after the event on the Vanderbilt News and Communications website and on the Vanderbilt YouTube channel.

Bensouda, a native of Gambia, served eight years as the deputy prosecutor under Luis Moreno-Ocampo before succeeding him in June. The Office of the Prosecutor is currently handling situations that have or could generate cases in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Darfur region, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire and Libya.

The Jonathan I. Charney Distinguished Lecture in Public International Law honors former Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Jonathan I. Charney, one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law, who held the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Chair at the law school until his death in 2002.