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ONU Law’s International Week to focus on Cambodia

Oct 7, 2015

The Ohio Northern University International Law Society will conduct a week of activities focused on “Cambodia and Human Rights” beginning Monday, Oct. 19.

The week will kick off with “Cambodia 1979: The World’s First Genocide Trial,” a presentation by guest speaker John Quigley, President’s Club professor emeritus of law at Ohio State University, in the Celebrezze Moot Court Room on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m.

Before joining the Ohio State faculty in 1969, Quigley was a research scholar at Moscow State University and a research associate in comparative law at Harvard Law School. Quigley teaches International Law and Comparative Law, and he holds an adjunct appointment in the Political Science Department. In 1982-83, he was a visiting professor at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He is active in international human rights work, and his numerous publications include books and articles on human rights, the United Nations, war and peace, east European law, African law, and the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1995. He was recipient of the Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award and formerly held the title of President’s Club professor of law.

The week also includes a silent auction featuring 10-plus pieces of Cambodian art in various sizes. All proceeds will go to Phare Ponleu Selpak, a school in Cambodia that educates Cambodian street children with an emphasis on art. The art will be on exhibit in the law buildings’ Clemens Lounge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Oct. 19. The auction ends Friday at 1 p.m.