Two-Year Students and Faculty Engage with Former Ambassador Williamson at GULC Event

Post by Profs. Heather Weger and Julie Lake

On April 24, 2024, just as the US was authorizing support for Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against Russia’s ongoing war of aggression, current Two-Year LL.M. students (Salome Adeishvili, Vishnupriya Bhonsle, Zhicheng Hong, Junsik Park, and Daisuke Tomita) and faculty (Prof. Julie Lake and Prof. Heather Weger) attended a panel discussion titled “The War in Ukraine: Investigating and Prosecuting War Crimes.” Facilitated by Clint Williamson (former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and current Lead Coordinator of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group for Ukraine), the informative and somber panel featured analyses and advice from three war crimes experts with a focus on conflict-related sexual violence:

From left to right (Vishnupriya Bhonsle, Salome Adeishvili, Former Ambassador Clint Williamson, Professor Julie Lake, Professor Heather Weger, Junsik Park, Zhicheng Hong, Daisuke Tomita)
  • Davorka Čolak: ACA Prosecutions Coordinator, Senior Croatian War Crimes Prosecutor
  • Irisa Čevra: ACA Deputy Prosecution Coordinator, Senior Bosnian War Crimes Prosecutor
  • Ingrid Elliott: ACA Prosecutions Coordinator for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV), UK Foreign Office Global Expert on CRSVanel