Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host Leila Sadet, an author and law professor at Washington University, for a talk Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom (Room A59).
Sadet will speak about aspects of her latest book, The Forgotten Crime: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity. In her book, Sadet examines how the Nazis were prosecuted during World War II for crimes against humanity, but since that time, the public’s attention has been captured by the crimes of genocide and war crimes, with crimes against humanity—some of the worst international crimes—largely treated as an afterthought. Forgotten victims, forgotten crime scenes, and forgotten justice have been the result. Now, with the advent of the International Criminal Court and the possibility of a new global treaty on crimes against humanity being adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2025, the world can change that, bringing us one step closer to making the pledge of “never again” a reality. Attendees will gain insights about past and possible future legal actions on crimes against humanity.