Middlebury

April 25, 2002

Contact:
Sarah Ray

802-443-5794

sray@middlebury.edu

Posted: January 28, 2001


Saturday, April 27

1 p.m.

Lecture: "The International Criminal Court and State Sovereignty:
Does a World Tribunal Threaten U.S. Autonomy?" by Ellen Lutz, professor
of international law and executive director of the Center for Human Rights
and Conflict Resolution at Tufts University.

Sponsored by Middlebury College Model United Nations and the Center for
International Affairs.

Free and open to the public.

Robert A. Jones House, Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

For more information, contact student organizer Deborah Jones at djones@middlebury.edu
or 802-443-6875.

Sunday, April 28

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mock Trial: "Pardon or Prosecution? The Case Against Carlos
Castaño"

Students, faculty and community members will be invited to act as "judges"
and will have the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses and determine
the verdict in a International Criminal Court mock trial of Carlos Castaño,
head of the right-wing United Self Defense Forces of Columbia (AUC), in
Castaño v. World. Castaño admits to having killed 50 men
and is accused of leading massacres of civilians, committing vast human
rights abuses, and engaging in drug trafficking. But were he and his followers
just acting in self-defense? Should a leader be responsible for the acts
of his subordinates?

Sponsored by Middlebury College Model United Nations and the Center for
International Affairs.

Free and open to the public.

Robert A. Jones House, Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

For more information, contact student organizer Deborah Jones at djones@middlebury.edu
or 802-443-6875.