Recently, the U.S. Congress passed two important laws dedicated to preventing atrocity crimes around the world: the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act and the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act. The Harvard Journal on Legislation is hosting a lunch talk with one of the authors of this legislation, Prof. Zachary D. Kaufman (University of Houston Law Center). In his talk, Prof. Kaufman will discuss recent efforts by the U.S. government to prevent genocide and other atrocity crimes as well as the legislative process that led to the enactment of these two laws.
Prof. Kaufman’s article, “Legislating Atrocity Prevention,” will be published in the Winter 2020 edition of the Journal on Legislation. The event is co-organized by the National Security Journal and the National Security Law Association.