UCLA Law Forum

UCLA Law Forum 04 June 2012

Forum creates opportunities for the wider legal community to engage in a dialogue covering topics of interest to the ICC Prosecutor.

The internet offers a perfect platform for the direct involvement of legal scholars and thinkers from across the globe. The UCLA Law Forum is the only place where an online citizen has access to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court by simply posting his or her opinion.

The structure of the Forum relies on a carefully balanced triad of ideas: the Prosecutor’s question (together with extensive background materials), the detailed analysis of the question by the Invited Experts, and the discussion - open to the online public.

The Prosecutor’s framing of the question provides the context of the problem. The Invited Expert Opinions give in-depth points of view on the Prosecutor’s question. The online debate opens the Prosecutor's question to extensive vetting by Invited Experts, legal scholars, politicians and a wider audience of interested individuals. Such a structured approach creates a fertile ground for a high level analysis of the problem.

UCLALawForum.com is a co-operative venture between the UCLA Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Project and International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor.

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