Jan. 20, 2004 • Volume 13 Number 9


International Criminal Court prosecutor speaks at Law School today

Luis Moreno Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands, will give the Law School's sixth annual Owen M. Kupferschmid Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. today.

Ocampo will present "The Search for Global Justice: From Nuremberg to the ICC" in room 120 of the Law School's East Wing.

Prior to serving as ICC chief prosecutor, Ocampo was in private practice, where he specialized in corruption control programs for large organizations, and taught penal law at the University of Buenos Aires. As assistant prosecutor, he played a key role in the 1985 trials against the Argentinian military junta, and was in charge of the trials after the Falklands [Malvinas] war and 1988 military rebellions.

An author and television commentator, Ocampo has advised the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank on corruption control, co-founded a non-governmental organization in Argentina promoting citizen responsibility and participation, and is the Latin-American liaison for a world-wide organization seeking to reduce corruption in international business transactions.

Call ext.2-1184 for more information.

King memorial worship service next Tuesday

The University will hold an ecumenical worship service in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph's Chapel, Gonzaga Hall.

Rev. Kirk B. Jones, an international workshop leader and pastor-scholar, will be the guest speaker and music will be provided by the combined choirs of Boston College's Voices of Imani, Liturgy Arts Group and Against the Current.

For more information, contact Campus Ministry at ext.2-3475.

Irish "old-style" singing to be featured Jan. 25

The Center for Irish Programs and Irish Studies Program will host a performance of traditional sean-nos, or "old-style," Irish song on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Connolly House.

MairÌn UÌ ChÈide will lead several other local singers in this presentation of sean-nos, a highly ornamented melodic style of singing that dates back centuries in Ireland and has been revived in recent decades. Area musicians also will perform old Irish melodies.

For more information call ext.2-3938 or e-mail

BC faculty members to examine Chechnya crisis

Prof. Cynthia Simmons (Slavic and Eastern Languages) and Adj. Assoc. Prof. Paul Christensen (Political Science) will present "Chechnya: A Lecture on the Renewed Catastrophe" on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in McGuinn 121.

Simmons and Christensen will offer a critical examination of the sources and consequences of the renewed human rights crises in Chechnya.

For more information, call ext.5-4069.

top of page