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Creighton Law Professorís Book Named Book of the Year

Creighton Law Professorís Book Named Book of the Year

Creighton University Law Professor Michael Kelly's 2005 book "Nowhere to Hide: Defeat of the Sovereign Immunity Defense for Crimes of Genocide and the Trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein,Ē has received the prestigious 2006 Book of the Year Award from the U.S. Chapter of L'Association Internationale de Droit Penal (AIDP).

The book discusses the trials of both leaders for crimes of genocide, one before an international tribunal, the other before a domestic court of his countrymen. The book includes a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Professor Kelly will accept his award at a symposium on the Saddam Trials at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Oct. 6. He will also deliver the keynote address at a four-day conference on the Nuremberg Trials sponsored by the Justice Robert Jackson Center at Bowling Green State University during that same weekend. The topic of his address will cover interdisciplinary study of Nuremberg.

The International Association of Penal Law is open to all those who devote themselves to the study of criminal law or are concerned with its application and tend to promote the development of legislation and institutions with a view toward improving a more humane and efficient administration of justice.

Posted: 9/21/06