In this timely discussion of the work of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) we will focus on the US relationship to the court that has varied among presidential administrations. The current administration has banned the ICC Prosecutor from travel to the United States. Our speaker also will discuss the recent dismissal of the ICC’s Afghanistan preliminary examination that would have addressed conduct by US nationals in Afghanistan but that is no longer proceeding.
Jennifer Trahan is Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at N.Y.U. where she teaches: International Law; Human Rights in Theory & Practice; International Justice; Transitional Justice; U.S. Use of Force & the “Global War on Terror”; and leads a field intensive to The Hague, Bosnia and Serbia, and one to Rwanda. She has published two books on the case law of the ad hoc tribunals, as well as scores of law review articles and book chapters, including on the ICCs crime of aggression. Professor Trahan has served as one of the US representatives to the Use of Force Committee of the International Law Association, and is chair of the American Branch of the International Law Association, International
Criminal Court Committee. Prior to entering the field of international law, she spent 10 years in private practice as a litigator at the New York City law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Professor Trahan holds an A.B. from Amherst College, a J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law and an LL.M from Columbia Law School, specializing in international law.