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Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Visits Seoul

Office of War Crimes Issues
April 2, 2010


Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp addressed a packed Seoul IRC on the subject of "International Criminal Justice Issues," to an audience of over 130 law school students from Korea’s top universities including Seoul National University, Korea University, Ewha Womans University, Kyung Hee University, Hanyang University, and Dongguk University. Ambassador Rapp shared with the students his experiences in implementing international justice, which included his work on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where he led the trial team that set a new legal precedent in convicting leaders of mass media for crime of direct public incitement to commit genocide. Students were fascinating by Ambassador Rapp’s experiences in Rwanda and asked questions about human rights in North Korea, the Israeli-Palestine conflict from a legal perspective, and the U.S. role in the International Criminal Court (ICC). After the program, Ambassador Rapp sat down for a conversation with Korea’s leading law professors and discussed the Korean Government’s contributions to the ICC and the international community for legal justice, as well as the Ambassador’s recent visit to Cambodia and the nation’s efforts to set up a special court to bring leaders of the Cambodia genocide to trial.

Date: 04/02/2010 Description: Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp speaks with international law professors Dr. Park Ki Gab from Korea University, Dr. Kim Young Sok from Ewha Womans University, and Dr. Lee Hong Choong from Dongguk University. © State Dept Image, U.S. Embassy Seoul

Date: 04/02/2010 Description: Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp poses with over 130 Korean law school students in Seoul, South Korea. © State Dept Image, U.S. Embassy Seoul

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