diZerega Lecture with Ambassador Hans Corell

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
noon - 2:00 p.m.
Michael K. Young Faculty Conference Center
716 20th Street NW, fifth floor
Washington, DC 20006

Ambassador Hans Corell will deliver the 2009 Susan N. and Augustus diZerega Jr. Lecture titled "Reflections on the Security Council and Its Mandate to Maintain International Peace and Security." 

The U.S. Treasury's general counsel for the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Sean Thornton, and Goettingen University Faculty of Law Professor Andreas Paulus will provide remarks in response to Ambassador's Corell address. The GW International Law Review is co-sponsoring the event with the International and Comparative Law Program.

Hans Corell (Sweden) was Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations from March 1994 to March 2004.  From 1962 to 1972, he served in the Swedish judiciary. In 1972, he joined the Ministry of Justice where he became Director of the Division for Administrative and Constitutional Law in 1979. In 1981, he was appointed Chief Legal Officer of the Ministry. He was Ambassador and Under-Secretary for Legal and Consular Affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 1984 to 1994.

Since his retirement from public service in 2004 he is engaged in many different activities in the legal field, inter alia as legal adviser, lecturer, and member of different boards. Among other, he is involved in the work of the International Bar Association, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University and the Hague Institute for the Internalisation of Law. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University, Sweden.

For more information, please contact Silena Davis, Executive Aide, International and Comparative Legal Studies, at sdavis@law.gwu.edu




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