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Defending the Devil with Peter Robinson

Defending the Devil: Challenges at International Criminal Tribunals
Join the Human Security Law Center for lunch on Monday, January 26, in room 124 at the law school to hear criminal defense lawyer Peter Robinson discuss the challenges at international criminal tribunals.
Robinson is the legal advisor to former Bosnian Serb President Rodovan Karadizc at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. 

He was lead counsel for former Rwandan National Assembly President Joseph Nzirorera at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 2000 until Nzirorera's death in 2010.

Robinson was also co-counsel on appeal for General Dragoljub Ojdanic, former Chief of Staff of the Yugoslavian Army, who was convicted at the ICTY of deportation of persons from Kosovo.

He also represented Courtney Griffiths, Lead Counsel to Liberian President Charles Taylor, in disciplinary proceedings before the Special Court of Sierra Leone.

Prior to beginning work at the international tribunals, Robinson was a federal prosecutor in the United States for 10 years, and then a criminal defense lawyer based in Northern California.

Robinson is also the author of a novel, entitled "The Tribunal."