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um law seminar on the trial of charles taylor September 4, 2008

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Together with the World Organization for Human Rights, UM Law is hosting a short seminar tomorrow Friday, September 5th from 2:00 — 5:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge to discuss the issues in the trial of the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor taking place in Miami. Prof. Elizabeth Iglesias, Prof. Ricardo Bascuas, Prof. Stephen Schnably, Director Jessica Carvalho Morris and Deputy Director Therese Harris (World Organization for Human Rights USA) will be conducting the seminar.

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1. John Flood - September 7, 2008

A student of mine wrote an interesting paper on how international courts should handle the defense of accused who reject their lawyers. Taylor’s case was one of the key examples she used. There is the delicate balance between the rights of the accused and the legal process not being disrupted in an arbitrary fashion. And of course it is being replayed in the Hague right now. John