“Challenges Facing International Criminal Law”

Please join the Ved Nanda Center of International & Comparative Law at the Sturm College of Law for the 2016 Cox-Price Award & Lecture in International Human Rights. The Cox-Price Award honors individuals whose dedication and commitment to human rights have made the world a better place for humanity. We are honored to present this year’s award to the foremost exponent of international criminal law, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Ricketson Law Building

Parking: $8 / CLE credit (2 General): $12




M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught for 45 years (1964-2009). He was a founding member, and later served as President and Emeritus President of the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University. In 1972, he was one of the founders of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in Siracusa, Italy, where he served as Dean from 1974-1988 and then as President from 1988-2015. He also served as the Secretary-General and President of the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal in Paris from 1974-2004. Professor Bassiouni pursued his legal education at the University of Cairo, Dijon University, France, and in the U.S. where he obtained his S.J.D. at George Washington University. He has been a member and chair of a number of U.N. and National Commissions of Inquiry into the conflicts of: the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Bahrain. He is the author of many books and law review articles in several languages. He is often referred to at the “father of international criminal law.” In 1999, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his seminal work in the establishment of the ICC. He was the co-chair of the Committee of Experts drafting the U.N. Anti-Torture Convention and has held several other U.N. positions. He has lectured at many Universities the world over, and has received numerous awards as well as fourteen medals from various countries and received ten honorary degrees from various universities around the world.

“We are privileged to welcome the foremost exponent of international criminal law to the Sturm College of Law and the Nanda Center,” says Ved Nanda. “Professor Bassiouni has opened new frontiers in this crucial and ever-growing field of international law.”

The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law was established in 2006 thanks to the vision and generosity of Douglas Scrivner and other donors. The mission of the Nanda Center is supported by the strength and talent of the Nanda Center Board, the Sturm College of Law, and its dedicated donors. For more information about the Nanda Center and upcoming programs and events, visit .

The Nanda Center is part of the International Legal Studies Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and supports its curriculum and academic mission.

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