In June, Professor Megan Fairlie was in Galway, Ireland, where she lectured on the Irish Centre for Human Rights’ 2013 Summer Course on the International Criminal Court. During the week-long program, students from around the globe heard from academic experts on the Court, as well as from attorneys working with the ICC’s judiciary and in its Office of the Prosecutor. Professor Fairlie’s lecture, “The United States and the ICC: Politics, Practice and Prospects,” provided a comprehensive overview of the U.S.-ICC relationship from the Court’s formative years to the present day. The presentation, which was followed by a lively discussion and Q&A, also considered what the future holds for the U.S. and the Court in light of contemporary ICC case-law, emerging political considerations and comments made by U.S. Ambassador Stephen Rapp at a congressional briefing on the ICC attended by Professor Fairlie earlier in the month.
While in Ireland, Professor Fairlie was also invited to present on her most recent research to faculty members and doctoral candidates at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Professor Fairlie’s talk, “You have the right to remain silent: Miranda and its international counterparts” was delivered first in Galway and again the following week, when she as an invited guest of the Law School and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.
Professor Fairlie then wrapped up her time in Europe as the featured speaker at an event sponsored by the Criminal Justice Research Centre at Brunel University in London. At the event, titled “Improperly obtained evidence in the US and in international criminal law,” Professor Fairlie discussed contemporary Miranda jurisprudence, including the value of its exclusionary rule, along with the exclusion of improperly evidence at the International Criminal Tribunals. Following her talk, Dr. Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Deputy Head of Brunel’s Law School, served as discussant on Professor Fairlie’s research and presentation.
Further information regarding the congressional briefing on the relationship between the United States and the ICC attended by Professor Fairlie can be found in her June 27 news and features contribution on the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law.