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Professor Cohn Appears at World Without Genocide Conference

November 18, 2010

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Professor Marjorie Cohn is giving a presentation and appearing on a panel at the William Mitchell College of Law’s conference “Legal and Medical Impunity for Torture: From Nuremberg to California” on November 18. The event is being held at the Mitchell campus in St. Paul, Minnesota by their World Without Genocide center.

Professor Cohn’s presentation is titled “Torture and U.S. Law.” She is an expert on international human rights law and author of the forthcoming book The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse.

According to its mission statement, World Without Genocide works to protect innocent people around the world; prevents genocide by fighting racism and prejudice; advocates for the prosecution of perpetrators; and remembers those whose lives and cultures have been destroyed by genocide.

World Without Genocide envisions a future in which genocide and other mass atrocities perpetrated against innocent people will disappear from the earth. Through social change, World Without Genocide foresees a world in which the global community protects civilians from genocide and mass atrocities.