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Genocide: A Persistent Problem

Genocide: A Persistent Problem

  • Dates: October 16, 2019
  • Location: Bosler Memorial Library
  • Region: Carlisle
  • Address: 158 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Phone: (717) 243-4642
  • Time: 6:00 PM

Join us as Professor Dermot Groome shares his experience and expertise in international criminal law and specifically his involvement as prosecutor in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Dermot Groome is a Professor of Law at The Penn State's Dickinson Law. He teaches International Criminal Law, Criminal Law, Human
Rights and oversees the International Justice Program. For over 11 years Groome was a senior prosecutor in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). There he led the investigation into crimes committed by Slobodan Milošević in Bosnia and played a leading role in the trial. He led the prosecutions against Ratko Mladić, Jovica Stanišić, Franko Simatović, Milan Lukić, Sredoje Lukić, and Mitar Vasiljević. Groome began his legal career as a prosecutor in Manhattan.

Groome is the author of the acclaimed book, Handbook of Human Rights Investigation (2nd ed. 2011) and has written several chapters in books published by Oxford and Cambridge university presses and several articles in US law journals. Groome has appeared as an expert before the Human Rights Council and recently co-authored an Expert Report examining the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court's work to date. Groome is currently working on a book examining the emerging human right of the right to truth.

This program is in conjunction with a public viewing of the PBS film: The Trial of Ratko Mladic. At this event sponsored by Dickinson and various community organizations, survivors of Srebrenica will be invited to share their stories. This event will take place on October 26th. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Bosler Memorial Library

Genocide: A Persistent Problem