Dowd Bennett Partner Michelle Nasser Invited to Join American Bar Association Center for Human Rights Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity
On October 13, 2016, Michelle Nasser was invited by Ambassador David J. Scheffer to join the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity. The aims of the Working Group, which has been active since early 2015, are to examine and determine the best means for: (1) advancing legislation in Washington to incorporate crimes against humanity into the Federal Criminal Code, and (2) developing a U.S. position that reflects leadership on an international treaty on crimes against humanity, a matter currently before the U.N. International Law Commission. This initiative follows through on an August 2014 policy adopted by the ABA to urge the U.S. government to undertake these two endeavors. The Working Group is focusing on the first objective at this time. Michelle was invited to join the working group because of her experience as a federal prosecutor in Chicago prosecuting cases involving human rights violations, in particular the international investigation and federal jury trial conviction in U.S. v. Prince Knox.
Information about the ABA working group is at: https://www.international-criminal-justice-today.org/news/aba-working-group-on-crimes-against-humanity/.