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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Former ICC Clerk Lasco Speaks on 'World's Gravest Crimes' November 19

SALISBURY, MD---From genocide to crimes against humanity to war crimes, Dorchester County Assistant State’s Attorney Chanté Lasco has researched some of the most serious violations of international law.

A former clerk at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague in the Netherlands, Lasco speaks on “The ICC: Trying the World’s Gravest Crimes” 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in the Worcester Room of the Commons at Salisbury University.

Earning her J.D. from American University in 2004, Lasco has a rich background of national and international research and legal experience. In 2002 she worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the Office of the Prosecutor of Arusha, Tanzania, Africa, followed by six months as a research assistant at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

She interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., and went on to work for the American Prosecutors Research Institute in Alexandria, VA, and the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office in 2006, she also worked as a dean’s fellow and consultant at Washington College of Law’s War Crimes Research Office.

Lasco also has testified on her experiences with the Family Medical Leave Act before the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor.

Sponsored by the Political Science Department, Lasco’s talk is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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